Finnish startup Surgify – a SPARK Finland alumni – that recently launched an all-new and innovative surgical technology which allows surgeons to perform surgical operations on bones faster and safer has seen its first use cases on patients.
Surgify’s flagship cutting technology is a result of diligent development work. The first surgeries were successfully performed in October 2021 at Helsinki University Hospital (HUS), and the results are extremely promising.
“The two surgical patients recovered well from their surgeries and returned home quickly. Neither faced soft tissue damage during the operation,” says Head of HUS Neurosurgery and Professor Mika Niemelä.
Surgify’s technology cuts bone while preventing injuries to easily damageable soft tissues such as meninges, muscles, blood vessels, nerve pathways, or central nervous system structures. Depending on the type of surgery, the risk of soft tissue damage can be up to 30 percent. With Surgify’s technology, such injuries can possibly be avoided entirely.
New technological devices are making a breakthrough in medical care. Already today, robots are used to operate some parts of the surgery. Surgify’s technology is perfectly suitable for both traditional handheld surgeries as well as surgical robotics.
“We see our solution as part of a bigger change that is happening in surgery, and that enables wider use of automation in many types of procedures. We envision enabling surgeons to perform their surgical skills beyond the limitations of current surgical instrumentation, allowing best-in-class surgical procedures for every patient and cost-efficient innovation for the health system,” says Surgify’s CEO, Visa Sippola.