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A success story in women’s health


In 2018, we won our first R&D grant when The National Research, Development and Innovation Office supported our proposal to develop a new system for minimally invasive hysterectomies. Our proposal focused on the concept of equipping the uterine tissue resector with sensors for real-time monitoring of the resector’s position in the uterus, thus preventing it from puncturing the abdominal cavity. Belonging to a larger trend in the evolution of surgical methods towards intelligent devices that support clinical decision making through integrated sensing, data collection and analysis, this approach has brought us several steps closer to connecting traditionally handheld tools with robotic surgery platforms.

After several iterations of research and design – including the development of a brand new resector, with onboard optics and ultrasound sensing, a new fluid management system, as well as analytical software for positioning and navigation – we have completed the grant deliverables.

We are thankful to the National Research, Development and Innovation Office for making this work possible, but our efforts do not end here. Together with a new industrial partner, we have set out to develop a commercial-grade system that will be available to the clinical community in the future – MedRes’ further contribution to safer hysterectomies.