Ep18 - Navigating Blood Vessels with a Magnet with Christoff Heunis, CEO of Flux Robotics
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by Lucien Blondel
10M ago
In this episode I talk with Christoff Heunis, the co-founder and CEO of Flux Robotics, a medtech startup that develops the Flux One robot for endovascular procedures. We talk about: - Chirstoff's background & experience in both research & industry - Conventional endovascular surgery and its challenge - The Flux One robot: what it is, how it works, early results - The company's story, funding journey and next steps - The first-time entrepreneur & CEO role and the South African culture RESOURCES Christoff Heunis on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christoff-heunis/ Flux Robotics ..read more
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SHORT - Pieces of news from THINK Surgical, Virtuoso Surgical, Titan Medical
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by Lucien Blondel
11M ago
In this audio capsule, I briefly outline 3 pieces of news that caught my attention with a focus today on orthopedics, endoscopy and laparoscopy. 1. THINK Surgical received FDA clearance for the TMINI Miniature Robotic System 2. Virtuoso Surgical unveiled its robotic system for endoscopy 3. Titan Medical signed licence agreements with Medtronic and Intuitive Subscribe to the Less Invasive podcast to get future episodes on minimally-invasive surgery, robotics, medical imaging and AI sent directly to you ..read more
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SPECIAL - Vote for the Surgical Robotics Industry Awards 2023!
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by Lucien Blondel
11M ago
Surgical Robotics Technology launched in May the first edition of the Surgical Robotics Industry Award in 4 categories: Industry Leadership, Innovative Start-Up, Outstanding Company, Ground-Breaking Technology. A great initiative to gather the community to celebrate outstanding contribution from individuals and companies in the industry! Anyone with an interest in surgical robotics can vote online: https://www.surgicalroboticstechnology.com/surgical-robotics-industry-awards ..read more
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Ep17 - Innovation in Image-Guided Therapy with Dr. Atul Gupta
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by Lucien Blondel
11M ago
In this episode I talk with Dr. Atul Gupta, interventional radiologist practicing in the Philadelphia area and Chief Medical Officer at Philips for their Image-Guided Therapy business. Dr. Gupta is responsible for the clinical strategy and vision for the interventional imaging systems, software, and endovascular devices. We talk about: - his background and journey into IR and into the industry - how he is driving innovation as CMO at Philips - how Augmented Reality is being implemented and will impact the work of an interventionalist - what will likely be the role of Artificial Intelligence in ..read more
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Ep5 - Less invasive hip & knee replacement, robotics, AI and smart implants with Dr. Cory Calendine (Part1)
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by Lucien Blondel
11M ago
In this episode, I speak with Dr. Cory Calendine, board-certified orthopedic surgeon specialized in hip & knee replacement at the Bone & Joint Institute of Tennessee, technology enthusiast and social media influencer. We talk about: Dr Calendine’s life philosophy and the stress in the OR What is less invasive in hip & knee replacement The promise of technologies such as Robotics, Data, AI and Smart Implants  Dr. Cory Calendine social media accounts: Website: https://www.corycalendinemd.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/corycalendinemd Twitter: https://twitter.com/co ..read more
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Ep2 - How to obtain clearance for a medical device with Karandeep Singh Badwal
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by Lucien Blondel
11M ago
In this second episode, I speak with Karandeep Singh Badwal, a Quality & Regulatory consultant, host of The Medtech Podcast, and content creator on Youtube. We talk about: - Karandeep’s background, story and journey in Quality & Regulatory for medical devices - The transition to full time consultancy - Where entrepreneurs should start with when developing a new medical device - Regulatory strategy to address several markets and the impact of the Medical Device Regulation in Europe - Values and principles Sikh people live by, including the five Ks  - Why I chose surgical robotics ..read more
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Ep15 - Building the Surgical Metaverse with Dr. Robert Masson
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by Lucien Blondel
11M ago
In this episode I talk with Dr. Robert Masson, sports spine microneurosurgeon practicing minimally invasive surgery at The Masson Spine Institute in Orlando, FL and Park City, UT. Lifelong athlete in a relentless quest for performance, Dr. Masson is the founder and CEO of eXpanded eXistence, a mixed reality tech company building the Surgical Metaverse with a vision to improve the set up and workflow of the surgical space. We talk about: - his background, experience and practice in spine surgery - the challenges of organizing an OR and the sterile field - the HoloOPS platform that goes beyond d ..read more
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Ep16 - The eXpanded eXistence Story with Dr. Robert Masson
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by Lucien Blondel
11M ago
In this episode I talk with Dr. Robert Masson, sports spine microneurosurgeon practicing minimally invasive spine surgery at The Masson Spine Institute in Orlando, FL and Park City, UT. Lifelong athlete in a relentless quest for performance, Dr. Masson is the founder and CEO of eXpanded eXistence, a mixed reality tech company building the Surgical Metaverse with a vision to improve the set up and workflow of the surgical sapce. We talk about: - how and when eXpanded eXistence started and where the name comes from - being both surgeon and CEO of a tech company - the market access strategy for t ..read more
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Ep13 - The Versius robot in colorectal surgery with Dr. Vanash Patel
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by Lucien Blondel
11M ago
In this episode I talk with Dr. Vanash Patel, colorectal surgeon practicing in London and Hertfordshire, UK. We talk about robotic surgery with the Versius robot from CMR Surgical: - the open console: ergonomics, 3D glasses, joysticks, etc. - the setup and port placement with the robot - the training process, learning curve and early results with robotics RESOURCES Dr. Patel on LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/vanash-patel-00986278 West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust: https://www.westhertshospitals.nhs.uk/ CMR Versius robot: https://cmrsurgical.com/ Listen to the Less Invasive Po ..read more
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Ep12 - AI and the Moon Surgical story with Anne Osdoit, CEO and VC partner
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by Lucien Blondel
11M ago
In this episode I talk with Anne Osdoit, the energetic & optimistic CEO of Moon Surgical, a medtech startup that develops the Maestro robot for laparoscopic surgery. Anne is also VC partner at Sofinnova. We talk about: What data streams Maestro has been recording during surgery How Moon Surgical will leverage data & AI for actionable features How the Moon Surgical story started in a lab Challenges a CEO has to face in an early-stage medtech startup Working with a French-American team What she would dream to do if not a CEO or VC RESOURCES Anne Osdoit on LinkedIn:  https://fr.lin ..read more
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