USMI to debut Canady surgical robot

The Canady robotic AI surgical system. [Image courtesy of USMI]US Medical Innovations (USMI) today announced plans to display its Canady robotic AI surgical system at the start of next year.

USMI announced the planned debut in collaboration with the Jerome Canady Research Institute for Advanced and Biological Technological Sciences (JCRI-ABTS). They called the announcement “a ground-breaking achievement in surgical and robotic technology.” They plan to unveil the system at the First Global Surgical Oncology Summit in Jerusalem, Israel. It takes place between Jan. 30, 2024, and Feb. 2, 2024.

Canady delivers cold atmospheric plasma (CAP), a three-dimensional, non-contact biometric pulsed electromagnetic field. CAP selectively targets and kills microscopic tumor cells during surgery without damaging non-cancerous surrounding tissue.

The system features a motorized positioning arm, a speech recognition electrosurgical generator called ORLI and a con…

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FDA approves surgical robot device from USMI for open, laparoscopic procedures

US Medical Innovations (USMI) received FDA approval for its Canady Flex RoboWrist for use in open and laparoscopic procedures.

The surgical robot system already has approval in the Middle East, Europe and Asia.

Takoma Park, Maryland-based USMI designed the Flex RoboWrist as a fully articulating, 5 mm handheld surgical instrument. It features a variety of end effectors, including a hook, scissors, needle driver and dissector. The system offers three degrees of freedom and 360 degrees of rotation.

USMI said it includes a connector for its XL-1000 electrosurgical generator, too. This allows the option of using the mono scissors or hook for electrosurgery. The company said it designed the device primarily for dissection, transection and/or suturing of tissue during open, endoscopic and minimally invasive surgical procedures. These include laparoscopic, urologic, gynecologic, general and thoracic surgeries.

Key features include precision and accuracy, …

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