International Robotic Surgery Training Center unveiled in China

The International Robotic Surgery Training Center (IRSTC) at The First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University (FAH-SYSU), was unveiled in September, marking a successful collaboration between FAH-SYSU and the University of California at Berkeley.

The new center aims to provide “systematic and professional robotic surgery training for medical practitioners at home and abroad”, covering China, the US, and Pacific Rim countries. Since the cooperation agreement was signed in 2021, progress has been made to arrange staffing, develop robotic surgery training courses, and to promote the robotic surgery project through international promotion meetings.

The center features two fourth-generation Da Vinci Xi surgical robot systems and ten sets of laparoscopic training systems, and covers an area of around a thousand square meters within the Nansha District of the FAH-SYSU.

Since the collaboration agreement was signed in March of 2021, the center has hosted the 2022 Pan-Pacific Health Innovation Conference to explore the future of robotic surgery with experts from around the world, and has held seven seminars on “the cutting-edge application of robot surgery in the field of surgery”.

To learn more about the International Robotic Surgery Training Center, please click here.

In other news from China, our deep dive from October looked into the digital health education and the experiences of medical students across China and Austria.

On robotic systems, medical device company EndoQuest Robotics from Houston, Texas, has announced the successful closure of a $42 million C-1 preferred financing round, with the strategic funding set to help advance its flexible endoluminal robot which is designed to support minimally invasive procedures. 

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