New publication about ergonomics in MIS

Medisch Contact recently published an article regarding a new study about the ergonomic problems related to minimally invasive surgery. Laparoscopic surgery is physically more stressful for a surgeon than normal surgery. That is, because he is in the same posture for a longer time, makes repetitive movements with the upper extremities, and strength is required […]

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Lapara signs licensing agreement with UMCU

Yesterday Peter Segers and Paul Allers signed a licensing agreement on behalf of Lapara Surgical and the UMC Utrecht. During this festive event the IP on the MIA was officially licensed to Lapara Surgical. An important milestone in our road to market. With the agreement, Lapara Surgical gets the exclusive rights to use the patents […]

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Joris Jaspers in FD

Last weekend our CTO, Joris Jaspers, gave an interview in the Dutch financial daily newspaper (FD). In the article he elaborates on technical innovations in the UMC Utrecht and the need for affordable tools in healthcare. “Now innovations are often lucky shots. They are driven by manufacturers that develop new technologies, such as the clinical robot. This needs […]

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The official Lapara start

As of December 9th, we are officially registrated as a new company at the Dutch Chamber of Commerce. This had to be celebrated with all the team members at NLC, the place where we will kick-off our adventure. The following two years are focussed on developping the MIA from a working prototype to a clinical […]

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Project time line

The MIA has not appeared overnight. The project’s origin can be found at the AMC where Joris Jaspers did his PhD thesis in mechanical engineering for the TU Delft. His goal was to fill the gap between the highly advanced robotic systems and the difficult conventional laparoscopic setting. A first prototype of the MIM (Minimally […]

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