Oklahoma Life Science Fund Ventures (OLSF) recently led a $4.5 million Series A Preferred investment in Access Optics, a Broken Arrow-based global manufacturing leader of micro-scale surgical imaging products. Joining OLSF in the investment was Plains Venture Partners, managed by i2E Management Company, Inc.; Tulsa-based Atento Capital; Cortado Ventures; Sante Accel Ventures and Angel investors. The investment enhances the company’s capabilities to develop new products critical to surgical and diagnostic applications.

“This funding allows us to develop even more sophisticated classes of these devices, especially disposable, single-use surgical devices that are key to elimination of infection carryover between surgeries, along with medical devices with diagnostic capabilities for in-situ detection of cancerous tissue,” Hogrefe said.