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Surgical device developed by XJTU makes surgeries less invasive

December 13, 2023
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The first "magnetic traction-assisted surgical device" of China, developed by the Surgical Dreamworks team at Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), will be launched soon.

This device, with precise positioning and non-contact traction, will make surgical procedures less invasive, allowing Chinese medical sciences to take the global lead.

As one of the most important branches of the magnetic surgical system, "magnetic anchoring traction" is characterized by precise positioning and non-contact traction. It allows for continuous and stable traction and exposure in different endoscopic surgical environments, reducing abdominal wall damage, alleviating pain, decreasing hospitalization time, and lowering treatment costs. So far, it has been widely applied in hepatobiliary surgeries, gastrointestinal surgeries, bariatric surgeries, and gastroenterology.

The Surgical Dreamworks team at XJTU and Xi'an CDIO Healthcare Research Institute Co have established comprehensive collaboration between industry, academia, research, and application in the research and development of magnetic surgical products. Achievements include magnetic anchoring traction products.

The team has achieved multiple technological breakthroughs, including reducing the weight of the anchoring magnet to 60 percent of its original weight, improving the precision and efficiency of the magnetic force, incorporating advanced robotic technology to enhance the operability and flexibility of the device, and selecting medical materials that are stronger and more biocompatible to minimize the risk of infection.