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Oxford Heartbeat’s medical device software PreSize® Neurovascular helps clinicians make surgical decisions with greater accuracy and confidence. Use of PreSize® is aimed at significantly reducing risks associated with stenting procedures, as clinicians are able to virtually test and compare the behaviour of stents in a patient’s cerebral blood vessels before surgery, selecting the best one for each patient.
Nu Vision eye treatments offer an alternative to eye surgery by using preserved amniotic membrane (membrane from placentas) to treat damaged corneas and promote healing. The products are unique, as the material is preserved making it easy to store and accessible to hospitals. The company is in the process of expanding into using their product to facilitate the treatment of chronic wounds, such as diabetic foot ulcers.
Usually, training in laparoscopic surgery is based on using high cost surgical simulation devices which are hard for medical staff to access, limiting opportunities for learning. Inovus Medical is producing a suite of medical training devices at a fraction of the cost of established models – leading to an increase in training opportunities and safer surgery.