Cambridge, UK, [31 March 2017]: A group of STEM ‘A’ level students from Jack Hunt School in Peterborough have been given rare access to the state-of-the-art surgical robotics being developed by CMR Surgical as part of the company’s commitment to developing the next generation of world class engineers and scientists.
CMR Surgical recently announced that it had created the Versius surgical robotic system to perform minimally invasive abdominal surgery. CMR’s mission is to make surgical robotics commonplace in every hospital by providing a cost-effective, flexible, next-generation solution capable of carrying out the vast majority of minimal access procedures. The company is rapidly progressing towards manufacturing scale up and market introduction.
Luke Hares, technology director of CMR, said: “As a child, I remember taking apart an old-fashioned typewriter and unwittingly became hooked on understanding how things work and how I could improve them. I’ve subsequently enjoyed a fascinating career doing just that. Hopefully today’s visit has stimulated another group of young people to be curious enough to ask why something is the way it is and passionate enough to want to improve the status quo.”