Smith & Nephew announces digital surgery and robotics innovation centre

The European state-of-the-art facility aims to drive innovation that meets unmet clinical needs.

This week Smith & Nephew, a global medical technology company announced the establishment of a dedicated digital surgery and robotics innovation centre in Munich, Germany. Healthcare professionals from Europe, the Middle East, and Africa will collaborate with Smith & Nephew's R&D and medical education teams to explore digital surgery and robotics techniques and technologies. Real Intelligence, the company’s digital ecosystem, will be the central focus including the new state-of-the-art robotics-assisted surgical system CORI™. Through hands-on learning and immersive simulation technologies, surgeons will be able to refine their techniques and explore the latest technology at the centre’s specialized medical education facility. The digital surgery and robotics R&D team will be housed inside the centre, allowing them to engage with surgeons, scientists, and engineers to drive innovation that addresses unmet clinical requirements.

Peter Coenen, Smith & Nephew ’s EMEA president stated, “We are excited to be announcing this state-of-the-art facility focused on the development and delivery of digital surgery technologies and techniques. We look forward to sharing our plans as we progress our technology vision, and to welcoming customers to experience a new approach to medical education when we open next year.” The new facility, which is set to open in late 2022, will be located at the Rhythm complex in central Munich's Kustermann Park. In bringing a unique collaborative approach to customer experience and product development, it joins the company’s recently opened robotics R&D and medical education campus in Pittsburgh, US. The company’s mission is to restore people's bodies and self-confidence by utilizing technology to remove barriers to life.