Robotics in the Medical World: A Booming Industry Where Technology will Excel

da_Vinci_action_023874Once existing only in the imaginations of science fiction writers, robots – mechanical devices meant to imitate human movement and function, became a reality in 1962 when General Motors began using industrial robots on assembly lines, reducing waste while increasing speed and accuracy. In 1987, a gall bladder procedure was first performed by surgical robots, launching an era of minimally-invasive medicine with fewer incisions and shorter hospital stays. The medical world soon recognized the value of robotics: degrees of movement were unrestricted and surgical dexterity was enhanced. Visual acuity aided in quicker, more precise results.

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A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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