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China scales up robotic-assisted interventions

China scales up its efforts to be a Global Innovation Center for robotic-assisted image-guided interventions within Health care.

March 1, 2022
Stacy Hammar

Following the Press Release from December 27, 2021, that Mentice VIST ® Virtual Patient simulator will be included with the sale of every Corindus CorPath GRX Robotic system in China, Siemens Healthineers China confirmed an order of ten Mentice VIST simulator packages. The order comes shortly after China released a five-year plan for developing the robotics industry, with Health care applications being an integral part of that plan, according to reports by Omdia.

The Mentice Virtual Patient integration into the Siemens Healthineers CorPath GRX Robotic surgery system creates an immersive and patient-free training environment. Interventional specialists can acquire, retain, and enhance procedural skills as they transition into robotic-assisted vascular interventions.

“China is implementing an ambitious plan to provide quality healthcare for its vast population and robotics-assisted surgery has been identified as one of the enablers in this healthcare transformation. It significantly reduces radiation exposure within endovascular interventions while also standardizing these complex procedures, thereby improving patient safety,” says Pontus Appelqvist, Vice President, and General Manager for Asia Pacific, Mentice.

CorPath GRX is designed to protect and assist interventional specialists in complex PCI with precise device control and can eliminate radiation exposure for primary operators during the procedure. During the last several months, with Mentice together, Siemens Healthineers has carried out two training sessions of robotic-assisted intervention procedures under simulation to interventional specialists from cardiology and vascular surgery. The integration into the VIST® Virtual Patient can further support the standardization of procedures while optimizing procedural outcomes and patient experience.

Newly appointed Vice President of Strategic Alliances adds, “New technologies are constantly being deployed in healthcare to increase value for the patient. One novel example is the introduction of robotic-assisted procedures. Introducing these new technologies comes with great responsibilities: Patients should receive the best quality of care throughout the process of innovation. This is where the Mentice VIST® simulation solution can play an important role, making sure that a revolutionary new type of equipment and methods can be used safely and effectively from the very first patient treated.”

Read the press release to learn more about the unique package offered by Siemens Healthineers (China) which enables interventional specialists to get access to Mentice high-fidelity simulation solution integrated with the CorPath GRX robotic surgery system.

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