Demand For Minimally Invasive Surgery Driving Surgical Robotics Development, Miniaturization

110584_webThe growing adoption of minimally invasive surgery is driving surgical robotics development and increased miniaturization of surgery instrumentation. Several upcoming surgical robotic technologies promise to accelerate growth in this field.

One team at Brigham Young University (BYU) is developing surgical instruments so small that the incisions necessary to accommodate the tools needn’t be sutured for the post-operative wound to heal quickly. One of the team’s devices is robotically-controlled forceps that can pass through a hole about 3 millimeters wide — about the thickness of two pennies held together.


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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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