Dr. Hai Mi, co-founder and managing partner of Panacea Venture, and Prof. Jianyuan Jiang, a spinal surgeon and director of orthopedics at Huashan Hospital, co-founded Maestro Surgical Robotics Ltd. in 2021.
It uses a patented single-chip integrated motion controller (SMIC) invented by Rtimeman Motion Control Co., an early shareholder in Maestro Surgical.
“Using [an] ARM chipset, running on Linux and without fieldbus, SCIMC overcomes the inherent shortcomings of the traditional motion-control technology that is based on fieldbus and x86 chipset architecture,” said the company. “SCIMC has superior performance in response, real-time, synchronization, expandability, integration, and power consumption.”
Maestro Surgical has developed its own robot arm, software, and surgical tools in house, and its robot for lumbar decompression surgery has successfully performed pedicle screw-placement surgery on a pig and 3D models.
Novanta will work with Maestro Surgical, sharing its expertise in medical device manufacturing, photonics, vision, and precision motion control to achieve research and development milestones.Return to article.