Cyber Surgery, SL

Project Key Data

Full title of the project:
Robotic Assistant for Minimally Invasive Surgery

Short name of the project:

Date of the award:
May 2022

Project duration:
9 months

Lead Company:
Cyber Surgery, SL (Spain)

Project Partner(s):

BG Klinikum Bergmannstrost Halle gGmbH (Germany) Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust (United Kingdom) Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico “Carlo Besta” (Italy) University of Navarra (Spain)


The new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, responsible for the COVID-19 disease, has so far caused more than 374 million cases in the world and more than 5.6 million deaths, according to the independent count of Johns Hopkins University, which monitors the coronavirus situation with the general data of all countries in the world since the beginning of the pandemic.

This has led to the health systems of different countries becoming saturated, leaving many other people with different pathologies unable to attend. Given this, it is vitally important to have the means to have a health system as effective as possible. In this sense, robotically assisted surgery has a series of advantages that directly impact the effectiveness of the health system.

The number of procedures in spine surgery per year is forecast to grow at a 7.9% compound annual rate over the 2017-2022 interval, with volumes approaching 7.6 million screws by 2022 , making spine surgery one of the most rapidly growing surgical procedure categories. At the same time, spine surgery is a “non-emergency surgery”, and therefore, during Covid-19 pandemic times, these surgeries have been postponed, leaving people with pain.

There is a need to introduce new means, methods and solutions in order to assist surgeons, and that allow for a minimization of human error and the reduction of the number of complications that can occur within the context of a spinal surgery as well as more cost-efficient procedures.

In this context, Cyber Surgery presents a Robotic Assistant for Minimally Invasive Surgery (RAMIS) with which the surgeons can perform spine surgeries with more accuracy and safety than surgery made by free hand, and in a minimally invasive way.