Robotic systems and surgical tools for minimally invasive surgery.
Robotic or power assisted systems and minimally invasive surgery equipment, like the ones being developed in Yokneam are driving the growth in the market for surgical equipment that serves a specific purpose during surgery.
According to Allied Market Research, the market for the types of surgical equipment being developed in Yokneam are what is driving an expected Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 11.1% from 2013 to 2020 for surgical equipment.
Minimally Invasive suturing: Laparoscopic/flexible endoscopic suturing presents a technically challenging and time-consuming effort that utilizes tools that have not evolved for at least a decade. In millions of procedures, such suturing is either impractical or impossible.
Anchora system performs scar-less continuous intra-abdominal and intra-luminal suturing via a single-action automatic device.
The device combines the simplicity of a tacker together with the clinical advantages of suturing.
It is based on specially designed permanent (or absorbable) threaded anchors that feature an integrated locking mechanism to deliver sutures directly into the tissue, enabling endoscopic GI tract suturing as well as tissue approximation or mesh fixation in the abdominal cavity.
Augmedics develops the ARGUS system: an Augmented Reality Guided Surgery System. The system is a first of its kind, fully Augmented Reality Guidance System with see-through Glasses, that guides the surgeon throughout the procedure in order to increase safety in surgery and to enhance surgical outcomes. The system's first development is the Spine Surgery application which allows easier, faster and safer insertion of screws into the vertebrae.
ClipTip Medical - develops novel micro clip applier devices for performing regular and advanced micro-laparoscopy. Our multi-clip devices are characterized by a diameter of less than 3 mm, longer clips; larger opening of the clip arms; better visibility of the clip and a secure closure.
These features will render our devices superior over existing clip appliers and will make them an ideal tool for both, regular as well as advanced laparoscopy or endoscopy procedures such as: needlescopic surgery; single port surgery; NOTES; and robotic surgery.
Javelin is a startup that develops medical devices. Its first product is a filter implant for the prevention of a stroke, which is the third largest cause of death (after heart disease and cancer) and the number one cause of physical disability. Strokes are cause by blood clots leaving the heart and blocking blood vessels in the brain.
Javelin's filter is inserted using a tiny needle into the two main arteries in the neck that supply blood to the brain. The insertion procedure takes seconds and is done painlessly without the need for anesthesia. After the implant, the filter stops blood clots before they reach the brain and prevents stroke.
Microbot Medical is the first medical device company specialized in the researching, designing, developing and commercializing of the next generation of a micro-robotics assisted medical technologies. With our innovations we will tap into one of the fastest growing spaces in the medical field, the minimal invasive space, while continuously building devices that improve an individual’s health, comfort, accessibility and quality of life through as well as delivering added value to all other stakeholders.
The company was successful in collaborating with the medical community and industry to find unmet medical needs that the exciting technologies can resolve, leading to our first products under development: the Self Cleaning Shunt (SCS for treatment of Hydrocephalus) and TipCat as a self-propelling, semi-disposable endoscope to resolve cross-contamination and other challenges presented with colonoscopy procedures.
In November 2018, MST Medical Surgery Technologies was acquired by TransEnterix, Inc., a medical device company that is digitizing the interface between surgeons and patients to improve minimally invasive surgery.
TransEnterix believes in digitizing the interface between the surgeon and patient in laparoscopy to increase control and reduce surgical variability in today’s value-based healthcare environment.
MST's advanced image-based software empowers robotic surgery, enhancing performance and workflow efficiency to benefit patients, surgeons and healthcare providers. This is achieved by way of proprietary algorithmic architecture which provides intelligent scene cognition capabilities for autonomous powering of medical robots and computer-assisted surgery systems.
MST’s initial offering is AutoLap™, the only image-guided laparoscope positioning system. Powered by MST’s image-analysis software, AutoLap™ interacts with the surgeon’s movements and gestures, guiding the robotic laparoscope positioner in real time, offering the surgeon full and natural control of the surgical procedure.
AutoLap™ offers a variety of modes for surgeon interaction with the system which the surgeon can choose from according to the task at hand. The image-guided system interacts with the surgeon using a virtual screen overlay interface and disposable wireless user interface allowing the surgeon’s full control and seamless movement of the laparoscope to follow the surgical instrument’s movements within the surgical cavity.