MassDevice is liveblogging the MassMEDIC 11th Annual Medtech Investors Conference. We’re talking to the officers and executives of some of the hottest under-the-radar medical device firms around, finding out how and why their technologies will separate them from the pack.
Robopsy’s disposable robot aims to help take biopsies during CT scans.
Our first product, the Robopsy (Robotic Biopsy) System is the product of a MIT/MGH research collaboration that began in 2004. Consisting of a small disposable robot which adheres directly to a patient inside a CT and a point & click interface, it will help interventional radiologists perform soft tissue probe insertions with greater speed and accuracy and reduced complications. The software interface allows the doctor to plan the intervention in D right on the CT images and then activate the robot to remotely guide the probe smoothly to the target. Further imaging and adjustment can be made at any point – the physician remains in full control. The IP is currently held by MGH’s Corporate Sponsored Research and Licensing Department which is working with us to make the Robopsy System a commercial success.
Our team has already filed patents for a number of other smart tools which will improve patient care and help hospitals to more effectively utilize their imaging equipment and personnel while providing patients with reduced trauma, radiation dose and procedure times.
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