RF Surgical Adds $12M to Make Sure Surgeons Don’t Leave Sponges Inside Patients

Xconomy Seattle — 

RF Surgical, the Bellevue, WA-based maker of technology to make sure surgical sponges aren’t left inside patients, has raised another $12 million in venture capital.

Split Rock Partners, a new investor, joined the financing round along with previous investors Menlo Ventures, Stanford University, and two of the company founders. Back in November, when I wrote a feature on RF Surgical, the company said it had raised about $20 million since its founding in 2006, meaning it has pulled in at least $32 million total. Besides its Bellevue, WA headquarters, RF has an R&D facility in San Diego.

RF said it plans to use the money to build up its sales and marketing efforts, and to do more R&D on technology to prevent surgical instruments from being left behind in patients.