Leeds-based Surgical Innovations (SI) - designer and manufacturer of creative solutions for minimally invasive (‘keyhole’) surgery (MIS) - welcomed some of the best minds in UK surgery to its annual Clinical Advisory Board meeting last week.
The prestigious meeting took place at the SI facility and, throughout the two day event, SI’s concept designers and product development engineers were given the opportunity to liaise with surgeons to gain clinical feedback on both the innovative company’s existing and planned product portfolio and gain inspiration for new ideas.
The agenda included a mixture of hands-on clinical sessions, product demonstrations and round table discussions covering all aspects of MIS including hip arthroscopy – a relatively new surgical specialism which allows surgeons ‘keyhole’ access into the hip joint in order to diagnose and treat damaged tissue. SI is a pioneer in the MIS field and will be unveiling their highly anticipated hip arthroscopic solutions at the upcoming ISHA (International Society for Hip Arthroscopy) exhibition in September in Boston, US.
SI has its roots in laparoscopy– ‘keyhole’ surgery in the abdominal cavity however it is transferring its innovative protected technologies to other clinical disciplines. For this reason this year’s Clinical Advisory Board meeting was attended by surgeons from a range of specialisms including laparoscopic, arthroscopic, paediatric, spinal, gynaecological and veterinary.
All the sessions were facilitated by Professor Mike McMahon, co-founder of SI and chair of the Clinical Advisory Board.
Speaking about the meeting Prof McMahon said: “SI is fortunate to have a Clinical Advisory Board which includes some of the most prominent and expert surgeons in the UK. It was an inspiring two days in which numerous medical device developments were discussed ensuring SI’s surgeon-led philosophy is continued. We look forward to advancing the ideas with SI’s design team.”
Graham Bowland, Chief Executive Officer of SI, said: “The meeting has well and truly exceeded my expectations. The clinical feedback we have received from surgeons has been excellent and corroborated our current product development plan.
“It is encouraging to see that SI’s current thinking is in line with surgeon needs and that by working together we can create pioneering medical devices that will be the innovative surgical solutions of tomorrow.”
Attended by key surgeons from throughout the UK, the meeting confirms Leeds as a growing healthcare hub which is becoming renowned for its forward-thinking approach to medical innovation.
Notes To editors
1. Media Contacts
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2. More information about Surgical Innovations
Surgical Innovations (SI) specialises in the designand manufacture of surgeon-led for minimally invasive surgery (MIS).
As well as manufacturing single-use and reusable instruments for the laparoscopic market, SI has pioneered its flagship Resposable® instrumentation combining both single use and reusable components delivering the optimum procedure performance to cost ratio.
Over 110 people are employed at the Group’s 32,000square feet facility in Leeds, with in-house design, plastic injection mouldingand manufacturing equipment, producing products to the highest qualitystandards.
SI’s patented medical devices are sold through thefollowing channels:
Through an established network of 45 distribution partners, Surgical Innovations branded products are sold in all major medical markets including North America, Europe, South Africa, the Middle East, South-east Asia and Australia.
OEM and IP
The Group supplies large medical device companies on an OEM basis, collecting sales fees as well as IP license and royalty fees. Clients include Teleflex Medical, Olympus, Gyrus and CareFusion.
The company was formed in 1992 by Professor M J McMahon,the UK’s foremost laparoscopic surgeon who designed the world’s firstlaparoscopic retractor using segmented technology enabling a flexible device tobe turned into a pre-determined rigid shape. Since inception SurgicalInnovations has gained a global reputation for developing innovative solutionsto clinical needs in the field of minimally invasive surgery.