ITRI And Catcher Technology Jointly Develop The Next-Generation Integrated Electrosurgery System
This collaborative project, supported by the Department of Industrial Technology (DoIT), Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), combines ITRI’s software-hardware integration ability and Catcher Technology’s expertise in material manufacturing to jointly develop advanced medical device applications.
The aim is to foster an ecosystem of med-tech industrial cluster in Taiwan, increase the value of medical devices, and seize the smart and precision medicine markets.
According to the DoIT, ITRI will work on the industrialization of innovative technologies, while the world’s leading metal electronics casing supplier Catcher Technology will take advantage of its strong industrial supply chain and technological capability.
The combination of smart medical devices and precision manufacturing will fill the gaps in Taiwan’s medical device industrial chain and drive the entire industry’s growth and development.
ITRI President Edwin Liu noted that laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery has become popular due to small wounds and quick recovery. However, most imported surgical devices only have a single function such as cutting or hemostasis. This increases the time and risk when changing between different surgical instruments, and obscures the surgeons’ vision during operation due to electrosurgical smoke.
ITRI and Catcher’s cooperation on the next-generation integrated electrosurgery system can fulfill clinical needs by providing one instrument with multiple functions, and thus bring more benefits to clinicians and patients alike.