The JUMISC is a beneficiary of the Innovative Public Procurement Programme FID-CPI of the Ministry of Science and Innovation and is backed by the Ministry of Economy, Science and Digital Agenda of the Regional Government of Extremadura to develop the “Minimally invasive robotic surgery systems” TREMIRS project. This project aims to improve techniques in laparoscopy and microsurgery and is 80% co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.

The TREMIRS project expects to improve the current surgical robotic systems, providing a better service to the patient, better ergonomics for the surgeon and greater performance for the surgical team, thus achieving an increase in the quality of care.

During the three years of the project, a robotic platform for laparoscopic surgery will be developed to facilitate new surgical approaches, improvements in surgeon ergonomics, advances in vision systems for the entire surgical team and the availability of new portable training tools.

In terms of microsurgery, TREMIRS will develop a teleoperated robotic platform for reconstructive microsurgery, consisting of robotic micro-instruments with high manoeuvrability and precision. It is intended for soft tissue manipulation and to perform microsurgical techniques such as anastomosis, suturing and ligation on small anatomical structures such as blood vessels, nerves and lymphatic ducts.

The development of both platforms will provide the National and the Extremadura Health System with new equipment not currently available on the market and improve the quality of the services provided to patients and improve surgical outcome.

The JUMISC Foundation is a Unique Scientific and Technical Infrastructure (Infraestructura Científica y Técnica Singular – ICTS) dedicated to research, training and innovation in health, which also offers pre-clinical and medical device testing services to biotech companies.