The Institute invests in R&D to identify new therapeutic approaches using tools for image-guided minimally invasive surgery.
The research strategy relies on the integration of multidisciplinary medical, scientific, and industrial skills within project teams.
Every year, the project portfolio is evaluated, according to a rigorous and transparent process, by the International Scientific Committee of the Institute which has defined 4 R&D priority areas:
COMPUTER-ASSISTED SURGERY: Geometrical and biomechanical modeling, simulation, augmented reality, 3D intraoperative view
FLEXIBLE ENDOSCOPY: Automation, MRI compatibility, interventional endoscopy
HYBRID INSTRUMENTATION: Automation, MRI-compatible instruments, X-ray dose follow-up
CHEMISTRY APPLIED TO IMAGING: New contrast agents, image-guided drug delivery