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Vanessa Research, Inc.

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Developing a medical device, HaloGard™, to treat cervical insufficiency.

Vanessa Research, Inc. (VRI) is an emerging healthcare and biotech company. As part of the UConn TIP program, VRI is developing a non-surgical medical device, HaloGard™ that aims to treat cervical insufficiency in women in the second trimester of their pregnancies. VRI’s HaloGard™ technology works to keep the cervix safely closed in order to increase the probability of having a healthy, full-term delivery.