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Issue 37 • March 2021

Robotic surgery has thrived since the first record use of a robot-assisted surgical in 1985. Over the past three decades, advancements in technology have opened the door for a new wave of sophisticated devices helping to make surgery less invasive and reducing risk for patients. Now, London Bridge Hospital in the UK is exploring a new avenue for innovation in robotic surgery – gynaecology.

Led by three surgeons with a combined 11 years of experience in gynae-robotic surgeries, London Bridge Hospital’s Robotic Gynaecology Service is said to offer improved accuracy, lower infection rates, shorter length of stay and shorter recovery periods for the hospital’s patients. To find out more about the potential of robotics in gynaecology, we speak to the team behind the new service.

Elsewhere in this issue, we track the progress of Kar-go – an autonomous vehicle that could become the new face of drug transport, examine ways for small start-ups to safeguard their intellectual property when partnering with larger companies, and explore the future potential of digital therapeutics.

Plus, we find out how video game company Level Ex is gamifying communications between doctors and pharmaceutical companies, and ask if artificial intelligence could be used to identify biomarkers for depression and anxiety.

For all this, plus the latest insight and analysis from GlobalData, read on.

Eloise Mclennan, editor