Cambridge Medical Robotics unveils first look at Versius ‘bot


Cambridge Medical Robotics VersiusCambridge Medical Robotics released the first photos today of its surgical robot, Versius, designed to make minimal access surgery more widely available and easier to perform.

“We’ve designed Versius with surgeons in mind. By equipping them with a remarkable tool, fit for their demanding job, we can change the way surgery is delivered,” CEO Martin Frost said in a press release. “Having operated in stealth mode for the past three years, I am delighted to be able to show what our amazing team has managed to develop in such a short period of time.”

Versius’ jointed arms – demonstrated in the photos – mimic the flexibility and versatility of a surgeon’s arm, allowing the surgeons to perform most keyhole surgeries without having to adjust or relearn how they complete the operations, technology director Luke Hares explained in a video. Its wrist joints specifically offer greater precision by holding tools in the same manner as a person and are equipped with instruments that can be used in a 5 mm port.

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DeviceTalks West: Expertise you need to know

textadimage Medical device suppliers are light years away from the days when they merely filled orders to spec for medtech OEMs – as a visit to the upcoming DeviceTalks West will quickly confirm.

From incorporating steerability into catheters to getting validation and testing done right, the companies serving the medical device industry have become specialized experts in their own right.

Read on to discover five example of medical device expertise to be had at DeviceTalks West, which runs Dec. 11–12 in Orange County, Calif.

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