PARIS – Quantum Surgical SAS said it has achieved a world first at the Montpellier University Hospitals by successfully using its medical robot to perform surgery on three patients with liver cancer. “This surgery, performed as part of a clinical trial on humans, will facilitate access to these minimally invasive procedures in hospitals,” Bertin Nahum, CEO and co-founder of Quantum Surgical told BioWorld.
Hong Kong – China’s Kangji Medical Holdings Ltd. has made a memorable debut on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX), with shares jumping 98.84% from their opening price of HK$13.88 (US$1.79) to close at HK$27.60 (US$3.56) on the first day of trading on June 29.
Westport, Conn.-based Lumendi LLC revealed that the first endoscopic appendectomy has taken place using its Dilumen Endolumenal Interventional Platform (EIP). The procedure represents a change from traditional appendectomies, which are performed through open or laparoscopic surgery, requiring an incision of the abdominal wall.