By: 17 March 2015
SHS – Investment boost for robotic surgery

SHS – Investment boost for robotic surgery

A Basel University Hospital spin-off has received funding from industry investor SHS Gesellschaft für Beteiligungsmanagement to support the development and production of a new computer-assisted laser system for use in bone surgery.

Advanced Osteotomy Tools (AOT)’s innovative surgery system CARLO (computer-assisted robot-guided laser osteotome) simplifies planning and implementation for bone surgery. Key elements include a 3D planning and navigation system, an ergonomic handling robot, and an innovative laser cutting process that allows for greater precision in bone cutting which promotes faster healing.

“The market for robot-guided surgical systems is experiencing strong growth. Responding to surgeons’ needs, AOT provides planning and navigation support as well as gentle laser cutting technology. Patients also benefit greatly from the novel and more advanced surgery this technology enables. We are very pleased to support the highly innovative AOT with its market launch,” explained Bernhard Schirmers, managing partner at SHS.

SHS is planning further investments in the medical technology industry over the coming year.