Dream With Us: Where to Meet Us in 2016
Building a robot should be a collaborative process. We are reaching out to surgeons who are interested in being part of this process and getting to know our product concept. You will find someone from our team attending the events below. To get in touch, email email@example.com.
Norwich, May 5-6th, 2016
Advances and Controversies in Reconstructive Microsurgery is entering its second edition after the great success in 2014 of the open discussion and debate model bringing together international experts in breast, head & neck, hand, lower limb, training and transplantation surgery. Isao Koshima will be giving the Keynote Speech on “Asethetic Supermicrosurgery and Capillary Perforator Flaps”. We are looking forward to attending for the first time.
Istanbul, November 4-5th, 2016
The RAMSES Conference (Robotic-Assisted Microsurigcal and Endoscopic Society) is entering its sixth edition and will be held in Istanbul. Symposium highlights this year include presentations by leaders in robotic assisted and conventional microsurgical techniques, biosynthetic cadaver and tissue microsurgery training and keynote speakers from industry leaders in robotic assisted microsurgery platforms and tools.
Seoul, June 14-17th, 2017
The theme of next year's WSRM conference is "Bridging the Gap and Beyond". In inviting us to the Congress, WSRM President David CC Chuang, the Congress Chairman Myong Chul Park and Scientific Chairman JP Hong speak of the gaps to bridge: The generation gap between experienced and young surgeons, the gap between developed and emerging countries and the technology gap. MMI is bridging the technology gap.
...or visit us in Tuscany
If your travel takes you to Italy, come visit Tuscany and MMI. Our team works in an open floorplan lab-office space 10 minutes from Pisa and 1 hour from Florence. You can quench your thirst for robots and dream in the Tuscan countryside. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you are in the neighbourhood: firstname.lastname@example.org
Building Dreams, Building RobotS
For completeness, let's take a look at the other inititatives in microsurgical robotics out there.
Microsure is a spin-off of the Eindhoven University of Technology. Initiated by the doctoral thesis of Raimondo Cau in 2013, Microsure developed a first prototype of a master-slave system that aims to stabilize the surgeon's hand motion and incorporated in 2016. They are currently working to improve its performance.
IMRIS, based in Minnesota, acquired the NeuroArm technology 2010 and will be branding the neurosurgical, non-ferromagnetic robot as SYMBIS. The technology was developed by a team at the University of Calgary under the guidance of Prof. Garnette Sutherland, and has seen multiple iterations since its inception in 1997. The name is an homage to the symbiotic relationship between the surgeon and the robot. SYMBIS is currently under development and aims to enable real-time intraoperative MRI combined with robotic neurosurgery.
PRECEYES is a spin-off of the Eindhoven University of Technology, born from the doctoral and postdoctoral work of Thijs Meenink, one of the co-founders. It incorporated in 2011, and has developed the PRECEYES Surgical System, which aims to facilitate existing vitreoretinal surgery and enable new interventions, including a subretinal drug delivery technology. PRECEYES has successfully been validated in in-vivo preclinical trials and the first in-human clinical trial is anticipated for 2016, targeting CE approval and market introduction early 2018.