CMR Surgical, a UK firm, is making a big push at introducing its Versius robotic surgical system in the U.S. by partnering with the Nicholson Center in Florida and launching the first U.S.-based training program for the Versius. In preparation of the program, and to get the kinks worked out in the training, 27 surgical teams including more than 100 clinicians worked during nine weeks of FDA validation studies of the robot.
The Versius robotic system can be moved from room to room, expanding the potential for robotic surgery in many hospitals. Each of the robotic arms is mounted on a separate wheeled cart, so the whole system, being modular, can be pushed between rooms as necessary.
The system gives surgeons a 3D view inside the body, displayed on a 3D screen, while a special control system is used to move the instruments around in a fairly intuitive fashion.
“We are pleased to partner with the Nicholson Center to roll out a training program that introduces surgeons to Versius. Versius has been designed with the surgeon in mind and we are confident that by supporting the necessary training we can work with surgeons to realize the benefits of minimal access surgery for patients,” in a published statement said Martin Frost, CEO, CMR Surgical.
“The Nicholson Center’s goal is to continue offering surgeons the ability to train on the latest and most advanced medical technology, and CMR Surgical’s Versius fits the bill,” added Roger Smith, PhD, CTO of the Nicholson Center. “This collaboration allows surgeons a chance to safely and realistically train with a completely unique, yet user-friendly, operating style, increasing their confidence levels before using the technology in the field.”
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