Past MMI Winter 2015 Newsletter

MMI Spring 2016 Newsletter

Meet Our Advisors: Guiding our Dreams.

 Prof. Marco Innocenti    Marco Innocenti is Chief of the  Division of Plastic, Reconstructive and Microsurgery  at the Careggi University Hospital Florence, Professor at the Univeristy of Florence and a world-renowned microsurgeon. He has carried out more than 5000 conventional procedures in hand surgery and plastic surgery and more than 1000 microsurgical procedures in all anatomical districts, being one of the innovators of microvascular bone reconstruction. He has taught surgical courses in reconstructive microsurgery and hand surgery throughout Europe, the United States and Asia.     We have collaborated closely with Dr. Marco Innocenti and his surgical team at the Careggi Hospital in Florence since the beginning of our product development. Thanks to Marco, the term “The Florentine School” now refers to microsurgical technique as well as the Renaissance Masters. A motorcycle is possibly his preferred means of transport.       

Prof. Marco Innocenti

Marco Innocenti is Chief of the Division of Plastic, Reconstructive and Microsurgery at the Careggi University Hospital Florence, Professor at the Univeristy of Florence and a world-renowned microsurgeon. He has carried out more than 5000 conventional procedures in hand surgery and plastic surgery and more than 1000 microsurgical procedures in all anatomical districts, being one of the innovators of microvascular bone reconstruction. He has taught surgical courses in reconstructive microsurgery and hand surgery throughout Europe, the United States and Asia. 

We have collaborated closely with Dr. Marco Innocenti and his surgical team at the Careggi Hospital in Florence since the beginning of our product development. Thanks to Marco, the term “The Florentine School” now refers to microsurgical technique as well as the Renaissance Masters. A motorcycle is possibly his preferred means of transport.

 

 Prof. Sir Alfred Cuschieri              Sir Alfred Cuschieri is Chief Scientific Advisor to the  Institute of Medical Science and Technology (IMSaT)  at the University of Dundee in Scotland and Professor of Surgery at the  Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna  in Pisa. Previously he was Professor and Head of Department of Surgery and Molecular Oncology at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School,  University of Dundee . His research interests include minimal access therapy, endoscopic surgery, technology and micro-robotics, ergonomics, nanotechnology and nanoscience and virtual/augmented reality systems for skills training. Alfred Cuschieri is the European Editor-in-Chief of Surgical Endoscopy and serves on the Editorial Board of 10 other peer review journals. He is one of the earliest innovators of keyhole surgery and inventor of innumerous surgical medical devices, holding some 50 patents for devices and instruments. He was born and raised in Malta and was knighted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth in 1998 for his services to surgery.     Sir. A. Cuschieri advises us on scientific and technological matters.            

Prof. Sir Alfred Cuschieri           

Sir Alfred Cuschieri is Chief Scientific Advisor to the Institute of Medical Science and Technology (IMSaT) at the University of Dundee in Scotland and Professor of Surgery at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa. Previously he was Professor and Head of Department of Surgery and Molecular Oncology at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, University of Dundee. His research interests include minimal access therapy, endoscopic surgery, technology and micro-robotics, ergonomics, nanotechnology and nanoscience and virtual/augmented reality systems for skills training. Alfred Cuschieri is the European Editor-in-Chief of Surgical Endoscopy and serves on the Editorial Board of 10 other peer review journals. He is one of the earliest innovators of keyhole surgery and inventor of innumerous surgical medical devices, holding some 50 patents for devices and instruments. He was born and raised in Malta and was knighted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth in 1998 for his services to surgery. 

Sir. A. Cuschieri advises us on scientific and technological matters.     

 

 Prof. Franco Mosca    Franco Mosca is Scientific Coordinator at the  Centre for Computer Assisted Surgery (EndoCAS) , which provides up-to-date training opportunities to surgeons and other professionals in the fields of general, minimally invasive and robotic surgery and has developed new technologies for preoperative planning and simulation. He is the Founder and President of the  Arpa Foundation , which contributes to medical education and research in various fields and supports students, doctors and nurses internationally to complete studies at home and continue their professional development in Italy.  He was Professor of Surgery and Chairman of the Department of Oncology, Transplantations and New Technologies in Medicine at the  University of Pisa  from 1986 to 2013, during which he established and developed kidney, liver and pancreas transplant programs in Pisa and organized a Tuscan State-wide system of organ donation.     He provides us guidance on the establishment of a complete microsurgical robotic program including simulation, curricula and certification in the healthcare system.

Prof. Franco Mosca

Franco Mosca is Scientific Coordinator at the Centre for Computer Assisted Surgery (EndoCAS), which provides up-to-date training opportunities to surgeons and other professionals in the fields of general, minimally invasive and robotic surgery and has developed new technologies for preoperative planning and simulation. He is the Founder and President of the Arpa Foundation, which contributes to medical education and research in various fields and supports students, doctors and nurses internationally to complete studies at home and continue their professional development in Italy.  He was Professor of Surgery and Chairman of the Department of Oncology, Transplantations and New Technologies in Medicine at the University of Pisa from 1986 to 2013, during which he established and developed kidney, liver and pancreas transplant programs in Pisa and organized a Tuscan State-wide system of organ donation. 

He provides us guidance on the establishment of a complete microsurgical robotic program including simulation, curricula and certification in the healthcare system.

 Prof. Cesare Stefanini   Cesare Stefanini is Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering at  Khalifa University  in Abu Dhabi, UAE and Associate Professor on leave at the  BioRobotics Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna  of Pisa. His research activity is in the field of small scale biorobotics, actuators for compliant robots and micromechatronics. He received international recognition for the development of novel actuators for micro-robots, winning first prizes at the International Micro Robot Maze Contest in Nagoya, Japan, for the design and fabrication of a novel rotary micromotor equipping a 1 cubic centimeter teleoperated machine. His core expertise is in the field of design and fabrication technologies for biorobotics systems, often connecting creativity and engineering. He was visiting researcher at the  Stanford University Center for Design Research  where he focused his activity on the issue of high efficiency, high performance mechanisms for robotics.     He advises us on technology and engineering matters.

Prof. Cesare Stefanini

Cesare Stefanini is Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering at Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi, UAE and Associate Professor on leave at the BioRobotics Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna of Pisa. His research activity is in the field of small scale biorobotics, actuators for compliant robots and micromechatronics. He received international recognition for the development of novel actuators for micro-robots, winning first prizes at the International Micro Robot Maze Contest in Nagoya, Japan, for the design and fabrication of a novel rotary micromotor equipping a 1 cubic centimeter teleoperated machine. His core expertise is in the field of design and fabrication technologies for biorobotics systems, often connecting creativity and engineering. He was visiting researcher at the Stanford University Center for Design Research where he focused his activity on the issue of high efficiency, high performance mechanisms for robotics. 

He advises us on technology and engineering matters.