SOUTHFIELD — Sentio LLC, a medical device company, has opened a new research and development center in Southfield.

The new R&D center in Southfield will focus on new technologies for intra-operative nerve monitoring. Phase I of the Southfield center will include electronic and software laboratories which house a world-class team of highly talented software engineers and electronic engineers working on the latest smart sensor technologies to be used in the next generation of the SentioMMG platform. Phase II of the expansion will add hardware prototyping capabilities and is expected to come on line in three months.

“This will speed the pace at which our partners bring a greater breadth and depth to the rapidly growing IONM market,” said Chris Wybo, COO for Sentio. “The creation of this new R&D center in Southfield greatly contributes to Sentio’s innovation ability. Southeast Michigan has the capability of becoming a leader in the development of Medical Devices. An entrepreneurial spirit combined with strong engineering talent and leading edge medical research creates a perfect environment for new product development. Our goal was to establish a facility where new ideas and creative solutions can flourish. We are confident that our R&D center in Southfield will help drive continued innovation of smart sensor solutions by leveraging the expertise of local companies and the talent of our exceptional employees.”

In June, 2011 Sentio launched its first platform, SentioMMG.

“This is a unique nerve-mapping tool that allows surgeons to accurately locate and identify nerves during surgery enhancing the capability of surgeons performing Minimally Invasive Surgery and making such surgery safer,” Bartol said. “It is the first smart sensor to be used for nerve monitoring in surgery and initial sales have been targeted at the lucrative and rapidly growing Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery market.”

Headquartered in Southfield, Sentio is a privately held firm. For more information about Sentio and its products, visit


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