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Russian robots train surgeons in Japan

Eidos-Medicine is supplying $1.5m worth of its proprietary simulator robots to a new surgery training center in Tokyo, Japan.

Juntendo, a private medical university in Japan, opened a new simulation center in Tokyo. The center is enabling young physicians to improve their skills in surgery. The simulator robots that can respond to whatever trainees do have been designed and built in Kazan, Russia. The project has been backed by RIKEN, a Japanese natural sciences research institute, and if this collaboration endeavor proves successful, the partners may consider shooting for the creation of a whole network of simulation centers across Japan’s medical universities and hospitals. In 2014-2015, the robots produced by Eidos-Medicine are reported to have been purchased by companies in the U.S., Turkey, Japan, the EU, and the former Soviet Union.