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India-made surgical robotic system aces first human trial in telesurgery

01:32 AM Jun 14, 2024 IST | GK NEWS SERVICE
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New Delhi, June 13: First made-in-India surgical robotic system SSI Mantra, developed by SS Innovations, in a historic feat aced the country's maiden human trial in telesurgery, the company announced on Thursday.

The advancement, which signifies a monumental leap in surgical robotics, was achieved by the newly launched next generation SSI Mantra 3.


The surgery -- a robotic cholecystectomy -- took place between the World Laparoscopy Hospital and the SSI Headquarters over a distance of 5 km, the company said.

"With the launch of SSI Mantra 3 and the successful completion of India's first human trial in soft tissue telesurgery, we reaffirm our commitment to driving advanced innovation and accessibility in robotic surgeries," said Dr. Sudhir Srivastava, Founder, Chairman and CEO, of SS Innovations.


"We are proud to contribute to the Make in India initiative and remain dedicated to advancing the boundaries of surgical excellence," he added.