Intuitive expects this new facility to offer a selection of education and training programs and help showcase its pipeline of products and services
Intuitive, a global leader in minimally invasive care and the pioneer of robotic-assisted surgery, has announced the opening of its United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland headquarters and training suite at Oxford Science Park’s Schrödinger Building.
“Oxford is internationally renowned for medical and scientific innovation and we are proud to expand our collaboration with this community that we think will help us advance surgical innovation and improve patient outcomes,” said Intuitive CEO Gary Guthart.
“Oxford Science Park provides access to world-class engineering, science, and clinical expertise that will prove valuable as we deepen our work with the clinical community and health services in the UK and Ireland,” said Guthart.
Intuitive first introduced da Vinci surgical systems in the UK in 2000. Currently, UK and Ireland hospitals are home to more than 85 da Vinci surgical systems, which have been used in more than 85,000 procedures, with 18,000 procedures performed in 2018 alone.
“Intuitive is expanding its presence in the UK and Ireland–doubling our personnel in the last 18 months—and we are excited about our plans for continued growth here,” said Intuitive UK and Eire Vice President and General Manager Phil Bradshaw.
“We’re absolutely thrilled Intuitive have chosen Oxfordshire for its UK headquarters and welcome them to Oxford Science Park, a crucial part of our world-leading science and technology cluster that can be at the forefront of a future, globally-facing UK economy.” said Nigel Tipple, chief executive of Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP).
Moving forward, Intuitive expects this new facility to offer a selection of education and training programs and help showcase its pipeline of products and services that will continue to augment the capabilities of physicians and provide less invasive treatment options for their patients.
Source: Company Press Release