The Global Medical Robotics Conference 2023 opened today in Beijing, bringing together experts to discuss opportunities and trends in this emerging space.
The event, held by MedRobot and Leaderobot, two online robot industry platforms, features a focus on surgical robots, a fast-growing category in China and beyond.
According to a press release, with over 80 startups in the past three years and raised more than 8 billion yuan in the last year, China’s remarkable growth in surgical robotics is undeniable.
Indeed, the country has been making strides in the promotion of surgical robots like the da Vinci system from Intuitive Surgical.
Meanwhile, a host of domestic players have risen over the years, inspired by the notion of catching up with the West on surgical robotics and giving leaders like da Vinci a run for their money.
Currently, China is way behind some advanced Western nations in the penetration of robot-assisted surgeries.
Top executives from all three listed surgical robotics companies in China, including MedBot (微创机器人), Tinavi (天智航), and Sagebot (思睿哲), will join global giants like Medtronic and Siemens to deliver keynote speeches and share their viewpoints at the conference.
The event will also feature presentations from over 12 innovative companies, as well as renowned research institutions such as Johns Hopkins University and premier medical institutions in China.
The conference will kick off with insights from physicians on the trajectory of surgical robots, followed by presentations from experts at several surgical robot developers.
The event extends beyond lectures. It offers engaging roundtable discussions with knowledge exchange opportunities, featuring firms like Yuanhua Robotics, Rossum Robot and potentially Yakebot, Xianwei, the press release said.