By Andy Choi
Quantum International, a budding robotics innovation company recently declared that it is stimulating new initiatives in the vibrant medical robotics sector.
At present, the company is looking out for major companies that are manufacturing advanced computer-generated surgical tools and robots. QUAN seeks to commercialize and distribute these products to global medical centers. According to BCC Research, QUAN is preparing to enter the established global robotics industry, with an estimation value amounting to $2.1 B in 2011, which is projected to reach $3.6 B by 2016.
The beneficial features in robotic surgery include smaller incisions, better precision, quicker recovery time, minimal blood loss, less pain, and excellent articulation, which is almost impossible manually. But only 1,752 robotic surgical systems have achieved global installation till the end of 2010. As surgeons are currently looking out for more precision and cost-effective methods for performing complex medical procedures, the initiative of QUAN will contribute to major advancements in medical robotics sector.
In 2010, the U.S. had over two-thirds of the global markets of medical robot and computer-assisted surgery which will remain stable to 2016 as per the prediction of BCC Research. Europe is ranked second among the largest markets for Medical Robotics and Computer-Assisted Surgery (MRCAS), with not more than one-quarter of the market.
Quantum International advances to develop the advancement in robotics technology to meet the challenges existing in the global industry. Its associates include Covidien , Hansen Medical, Accuray, MAKO Surgical, and Varian Medical Systems (VAR).