BROKEN ARROW – Access Optics, which is focused on developing and manufacturing “microscale” surgical devices, has recently drawn millions of dollars in new investment.

OLSF Ventures recently led a $4.5 million Series A Preferred investment in the Broken Arrow company, which identifies as a global leader of micro-scale surgical imaging products.

OLSF Ventures was joined by Plains Venture Partners, managed by i2E Management Company Inc., Atento Capital, Cortado Ventures, Sante Accel Ventures and angel investors.

Access Optics develops, engineers and manufactures visualization and imaging systems for surgical and visual inspection markets. The company was co-founded in 2000 by Bob and Pam Hogrefe and employs 37 people in its 20,000-square-foot facility in Broken Arrow.

“Our driving passion is to provide micro-scale surgical devices that bring about highly successful and intrinsically safe minimally invasive procedures, leading to more effective patient outcomes,” Robert Hogrefe said. “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 Access Optics customers are frequently billion-dollar, multinational med-tech original equipment manufacturers.

“It’s a gratifying experience to bring these customers to Broken Arrow to collaborate on solutions to their surgical imaging problems,” he said.

Dr. William Paiva, managing partner at OLSF Ventures, noted that Access Optics is one of only a handful of companies in the United States that has all certifications necessary to manufacture the precision optical devices.

OLSF Ventures is an early-stage health care and life science fund that has been operational since 2000. According to a release, its portfolio companies have raised more than $400 million in venture capital funding after OLSF investment and more than $2 billion in corporate co-development funding. OLSF portfolio companies have generated more than 800 jobs, each earning an annual income three times greater than the state average.