Quantum Surgical robot to revolutionize liver cancer treatment in 2021
Montpellier: Quantum Surgical robot to revolutionize liver cancer treatment in 2021
In 2021, the robot of the Montpellier company Quantum Surgical will be invited to hospitals around the world. Called Epione, this revolutionary tool, whose commercialization is imminent, will, as part of the treatment of liver cancer, facilitate the actions of the practitioner, who will be able to precisely target the tumor through the "arm" of the robot, combined with powerful software connected to the imaging system.
"It's a solution that will allow more patients to benefit from a very high value-added treatment, used for several years, but which requires know-how that very few practitioners master," says Montpellier's Bertin Nahum, who co-founded Quantum Surgical surgical in 2017 and now employs 62 people.
A world premiere last June in Montpellier
On June 4, a clinical trial allowed Professor Boris Guiu, at the University Hospital of Montpellier, to successfully operate, for the first time, a 56-year-old patient thanks to this amazing medical robot. The surgeon was able to plan the procedure in advance, using 3D images of the patient, and then perform his gesture with precision, guided by the machine. This operation had "destroyed the entire tumour." "We couldn't have done better. The patient is fine. He returned home the next day to resume a normal life," the professor said after the surgery.
Very minimally invasive, the technique increases the comfort of the patient and surgeon, shortens the time of hospitalization, and limits the pain, as well as the risk of infection and medical error. Quantum Surgical's robot, which is expected to be sold for around one million euros, is expected to have won all regulatory certifications soon, and clinical trials are nearing completion.
But Bertin Nahum, the co-founder of the Montpellier start-up,is not at his
best: it was he who, from 2002, had created in the Medtech Hérault, a pioneering company in medical robotics. The company, flourishing, had developed a robot dedicated to knee surgery, and another to neurosurgery. This real nugget, which he has since ceded to an American company, earned Bertin Nahum to be named in 2012 by discovery Series magazine among the greatest entrepreneurs in the world, behind Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and James Cameron.
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