Luke Hares, Technology Director, commented: “I am pleased to say the system performance in the October and November cadaveric trials was exactly as expected. This has validated the universal surgical robot concept that CMR has been developing – using numerous robotic arms in a flexible, modular, system to provide the versatility and dexterity necessary to support the majority of laparoscopic procedures.”
Mark Slack, Medical Director, commented: “Our medical advisory board members have now completed a series of simulation and cadaveric trials with the Versius system. In the first round of trials we were able to confirm the ability of the system to perform surgery in the upper abdomen, and for colorectal and pelvic surgery. In the next phase, we have progressed to the study of individual operations to further assess the capability of the system and the performance of the graspers, scissors, electrocautery and needle drivers. I am delighted with the progress made so far. We will continue with a series of studies to further assess and perfect the system while also exploring new operations previously difficult to perform with robotic surgery.”
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