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NDR Medical Technology Pte Ltd

Biomedical & Healthcare

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Company Overview

NDR Medical Technology Pte. Ltd. is a Singapore based company founded in 2014 with the goal of advancing technology within the Medical and Healthcare industries to improve clinical outcomes and patient care. NDR has a team of dedicated engineers that has deep technical competencies in various fields of engineering. The company specialises in the development of medical devices in the Surgical Robotics and Health Monitoring sectors.

NDR recognises that improving clinical outcomes means providing surgeons with the best possible tools for the job. This means developing products that not only improve patient outcomes, but also enable surgeons to deliver treatment more safely and more precisely than ever before. NDR has received combined POC and POV grants from SPRING Technology Enterprise Commercialisation Scheme (TECS) to commercialise a robotic needle positioning system for use in minimally invasive surgery applications. NDR is also in collaboration with National Healthcare Group (NHG) hospitals to develop new products that better suit the needs of the hospitals.

The team at NDR derives a great sense of accomplishment from improving wellbeing and quality of life.

Features

MIRAGE in treating kidney stones

Kidney-stone disease is a painful condition that affects about 1 in a 1,000 people annually, with increasing incidences alongside rising obesity rates. Preferential minimally-invasive procedures to remove large kidney stones include insertion of a trocar needle to establish renal access to the kidney with precise targeting of calyceal anatomy leading closest to the stone. A procedure that is slow and challenging for surgeons since they need to rely on continuous X-ray for image guidance in needle placement to avoid accidental puncture of arteries and injury to the kidney.

A smart image-guided robotic system for automatic needle alignment now promises great improvements in precision as well as the time it takes for the needle to establish successful access to the kidney. Less radiation exposure for both the patient and the surgeons with vast reduction in overall surgical time, resulting in better clinical outcome.

Called MIRAGE, the surgical robotic device visualises the needle’s insertion trajectory in 3D and guides and stabilises needle alignment with automated real-time correction until the needle is aligned to the target. By greatly increasing the accuracy of the procedure, the device reduces the risk of surgery and exposure to harmful radiation. The robotic system is expected to help shortening the learning curve of surgeons in mastering this complicated stone surgery technique and might lead to wider adoption of minimally invasive procedures for stone removal, potentially helping hundreds of thousands of patients worldwide.