Medical Robotic Technologies BV, a spin-off company from the Control Systems and Technology group of the Eindhoven University of Technology (department of Mechanical Engineering), specializes in high precision surgical robotics. With our dedicated robotic solutions, surgeons will be able to achieve the impossible, making complex surgical procedures available for larger patient groups, while at the same time reducing risks and improving patient outcome.
Our first two solutions, PRECEYES and MICROSURE, have already successfully completed the first human trials. PRECEYES is the first surgical robot to perform retinal membrane peeling and delivery of stem and gene cell therapies to the retina. MICROSURE will enable treatment of lymphedema using high precision microsurgery. Both systems have been developed in close collaboration with University Research Hospitals in the EU (Oxford University Hospital and Maastricht UMC respectively). To enable efficient development and market entry, both systems are currently further developed by dedicated teams.
Our next solution will focus on complex surgical procedures on the bone. ROBOSCULPT will enable high precision autonomous bone surgery in this area, such as cochlear implants, tumor removals and, cranio-maxillofacial surgery. Every day, complex surgical procedures are performed on the bone of the skull base region. In these time-consuming procedures, surgeons remove bone structures using razor-sharp instruments within millimetres of vital structures (e.g. nerves, blood vessels), often having very limited vision. This combination results in a high risk of complications strongly affecting the patient (including deafness, paralyzed face or problems with balance, speech and taste). With ROBOSCULPT, a project in close collaboration with the Radboud UMC (Nijmegen), we aim to develop an autonomous surgical robot that is able to perform these procedures in a minimal invasive manner. The ROBOSCULPT system will reduce the risks of complications and will make these procedures less time-consuming for the surgeon. Our system will enable precision bone surgery for a wide group of patients in an affordable and sustainable manner by using patient-specific image guided navigation.