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FlexDex featured on MIT Tech Review, U-M, Huffington Post, NBC, front page of NSF
From left: Eugene Thomas, James Geiger, Greg Bowles and Shorya Awtar hold an unopened package with a FlexDex instrument inside as they stand outside of a University of Michigan Hospital surgery room where the instrument will be used for the first time in surgery.
For the first time, FlexDex was used in minimally invasive procedures at Michigan Medicine
In an era of spiraling healthcare cost concerns, a new $500 surgical instrument developed at the University of Michigan is vying to take the place of a $2 million robot for certain minimally invasive procedures.
Co-founded by Professor Shorya Awtar, U-M ME startup FlexDex Surgical's first product—a simple, ergonomic and intuitive "needle driver" for stitching inside the body—has been used for the first time in a series of operations. FlexDex has begun shipping its product throughout the US.
FlexDex in the news:
- Michigan Engineering - New low-cost surgical instrument moves like a surgeon's hand
- Featured on NSF homepage - A low-cost mechanical device for minimally invasive surgery
- MIT Technology Review - For Hospitals That Can’t Afford a Surgical Robot, This $500 Device Could Fit the Bill
- Huffington Post - The $500 Robotic Surgeon
- NBC News - This $500 Mechanical Arm Could Bring Precision Surgery to the Masses