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Making robotic surgery safe: why training is key to avoiding tragedy

An inquest into the death of a patient who underwent a robotically-assisted heart operation in the UK concluded that the patient’s death was directly caused by the operation and the robotic assistance, and noted a lack of benchmarks for training on new technologies. Robotic systems are already revolutionising surgery in many ways, but what training and support needs to be in place to make sure it’s safe?

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Rolf Rihs Q&A: Automation solutions for the production of disposable medical devices

Mikron Automation

Rolf Rihs has been working at assembly system manufacturer Mikron Automation for nearly 17 years. Over that time, he has…
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