Monday, March 17, 2008

JW Winco has expanded its line of inch and metric stainless steel adjustable levers. These adjustable levers feature a solid, all stainless steel handle with a sand blasted satin finish. Inserts, screws and springs are also stainless steel. The all-stainless steel construction makes this lever appropriate for applications in the food processing and chemical industries.

Levers are available in a variety of sizes, in tapped, blind bore and threaded stud types. Special bores, threads, and stud lengths are available on request.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Adept Technology and Prosurgics have reached an agreement to collaborate on the design and development of the next generation of Prosurgics' surgical robotic systems for image-guided neurological and soft tissue surgery. The surgical robotics market in the USA alone is forecast to be worth approximately US $2.5 billion by 2011 (BCC Research) with an expected average annual growth rate of 43% in the period 2006-2011.

Examples of the emerging surgical robotics market include cardiac and prostate surgery. Surgical robots are now performing more than 50% of prostatectomies in the US.

Clinical outcome data for this kind of surgery has shown superior patient outcomes while at the same time delivering a compelling economic benefit.

'The surgical robotics market requires very high precision products with no room for error', said Rob Bucher, Adept's Chief Executive Officer.

'Our goal in working with Prosurgics is to create technology platforms that can be used in a range of surgical systems, thereby lowering these systems' total cost of ownership and expanding the reach of our technology throughout the surgical market'.

'Prosurgics' technology and commercial strategy is complementary to our own and will strengthen Adept's position in this important high-growth market allowing us to more quickly address the market'.

Paul Moraviec, Prosurgics' Chief Executive said 'Adept's position in advanced robotics will enable us to jointly develop competitive and innovative surgical robotic solutions, optimising time to market and reducing cost'.

'Our vision is to provide affordable products that enable surgeons to deliver improved outcomes to their patients and that will optimise economics for healthcare providers'.