UK firm and King’s College London behind new robot-assisted brain surgery

Tuesday 16 August 2016

Stroud-based manufacturing company Renishaw, have installed revolutionary technology at King's College London that dramatically improves accuracy and patient outcomes.

The company, who have a specialist healthcare division, have developed the neuromate stereotactic robot system and neuroinspire surgical planning software. King's College neurosurgeons are reporting its success.

We are delighted to be able to offer robot-assisted brain surgery to our patients at King's," neurosurgeon Richard Selway told the Stroud News & Journal.

“The increased precision and efficiency of the machine allows fantastic accuracy when targeting the most sensitive areas of the brain.

In combination, Renishaw's robotic and software systems greatly improve accuracy and most importantly, says neurosurgeons, they are compatible with future upgrades.

Fellow King's College neurosurgeon Irfan Malik said: “The increased precision and efficiency of the machine allows fantastic accuracy when targeting the most sensitive areas of the brain.

“It is likely to revolutionise certain aspects of surgery, particularly for children with severe epilepsy or in the surgery of brain tumours."

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