medGadget says FlexDex’s laparoscopic device may “dominate the industry surprisingly fast”
On a recent visit to Michigan, we stopped by the offices of FlexDex, makers of a really innovative instrument platform for minimally invasive surgical tools. The FlexDex system is designed to overcome the limitations of traditional laparoscopic devices that rely on triggers, buttons, and knobs, but may even end up competing with immensely more expensive robotic surgical systems such as DaVinci. We were intrigued by what we saw in the firm’s short video released a few months ago that gave a quick peek at how the technology works. But technologies that promise to improve the ergonomics and intuitiveness of existing tools need to be tried to really understand their benefits, so that was why we had to make a visit.