The JUMESC, as a beneficiary of the Innovative Public Procurement Programme of the Ministry of Science and Innovation, through the “Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery Systems” (TREMIRS) project, plans to invest €7,345,300 in developing innovative surgical robotic solutions to improve the service provided to the patient, the ergonomics of the surgeon and offer greater benefits to the surgical team, thus achieving increased quality of care.
This ambitious challenge, 80% co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund in the framework of the Spanish Pluri-regional Operational Programme (POPE) 2014-2020 and by the Regional Ministry of Economy, Science and Digital Agenda of the Regional Government of Extremadura, will last three years and will be dedicated to developing two innovative solutions in the field of surgical robotics, one focused on laparoscopic robotic surgery and the other for microsurgical robotics.
The first will facilitate new surgical approaches, improvements in surgeon ergonomics, advances in surgical assistance systems and new portable training tools; the second will consist of robotic micro-instruments for soft tissue manipulation and for performing 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 the surgical outcome.
The project is in the preliminary market consultation phase as a preliminary action to the Innovative Public Procurement procedure of the platforms mentioned above. The purpose of this consultation is to obtain information on innovative solutions that respond to the challenges of the project through technologies that go beyond the performance of existing ones, defining functional specifications that involve innovation and that are easy to achieve with a subsequent public procurement.
More information on the project and the preliminary market consultation will be available at the free webinar presentation on 21 April 2021 at 10 am.