Medical Devices

Tier Seven is seeking dual-use medical technologies that can be innovated, optimized, or ruggedized to enter DoD, Federal, and International marketplaces. Specific areas of interest include clinical and rehabilitative medicine, combat casualty care, and military operational medicine. Dual-use technologies that serve the military and civilian communities are of primary interest.

  • Dr. Hanson was instrumental in Sonivate Medical receiving $2.5 million in funding to develop an ultrasound system for the forward deployed medic. He guided us through the entire process and especially ensured that we included the training development and training assessments for the medics. This was a key element in our proposal being accepted and on the scoring, Eric’s sections received the highest reviewer ratings. Thanks to Dr. Hanson, we are now well on our way to develop this needed product for our military.
    –James Hatlan, President & CEO, Sonivate Medical, Inc.

CLIENT FOCUS: Sonivate Medical, Inc.

Project: Finger-worn ultrasound


CLIENT FOCUS: Light Line Medical

Project: Device to prevent catheter-related infections


  • Dr. Hanson recently assisted us in preparing a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant for a medical device to prevent catheter associated infections. Originally, I assumed his input would be limited, helping us make sure that we clearly conveyed our proposal. He did much more than that. He transformed all aspects of the proposal by helping us understand how to articulate the significance of our innovation and the precise steps we were proposing to accomplish that. This required an understanding of our short term and long term goals, the risks we faced, and how completing the research aims would accelerate our 510(k) pathway to market. I will not be filing any additional grants without Dr. Hanson’s assistance and my team thoroughly enjoyed working with him.
    –Vicki Farrar, CEO, Light Line Medical