Intervention & Therapy

We analyze and develop minimally-invasive instruments, medical robots, manipulators and active implants for intervention and therapy. The research and development tasks reach from the development of concept studies, feasibility studies in the laboratory to the realization of prototypes for the clinical tests.  

Progress in medicine stands for the ability to make incurable diseases treatable or to make already existing therapies easier as well as faster and therefore more cost-efficient. Thus, high requirements are placed on the scientists. While having less time available, the scientist's workload increases. These conflicting requirements can only be reached by using state-of-the-art technology.

Progress in medicine means the ability to treat previously incurable diseases or improve the quality, efficiency and thus cost-efficiency of existing treatments. This results in increasingly complex system specifications of the technologies performing or supporting these treatments. The systems have to support ever more difficult tasks in less time than before. Only the most innovative technological solutions can meet these requirements.

This is where the Project group for Automation in Medicine and Biotechnology starts to come in:

We enhance existing instruments to increase their efficiency. Examples are Morcellator 2.0, the intelligent stent, the innovative movement and our hydraulic instruments.

We also develop novel systems which meet your requirements and more, e. g. the parallel manipulator. Other systems which assist the clinician or execute the entire task autonomously include the “human-machine-team in the OR” and the interventional assistant.

Engineers from different fields cooperate in our development teams. This is why we are able to develop solutions from the electromechanical design to the development of the controls and the control algorithms of medical devices for diagnostic and therapeutic applications.