Group for Innovative Diagnostic and Therapeutic DeviceDivision of Surgical Technology (kashiwa)
The main purpose of the Division of Surgical Technology is to develop surgical devices that is truly necessary, to deliver them to the clinical fields, and to prove this efficacy and safety through clinical trials.
The three main elements of our innovation are creating devices reflecting true needs in the medical field, practicing with the devices in clinical trials and connecting our innovations to a wider world.
Based on a collaboration between clinical surgeons and engineer in the innovating group “NEXT conference” (in 2016), the NEXT (Center for of New Surgical and Endoscopic Development for Exploratory Technology) was founded this year. By cooperation with the NEXT, we started promoting the surgical device development consisting of clinical need selection, prototype design, POC (Proof of Concept) establishment, validation, and clinical trials.
Now we are going to establish a clinical supportive team for early-phase surgical device innovation and aim to make a road-map in surgical device innovation.