Research & Development

Innovation is a key catalyst for productivity growth. New ideas drive enterprise, create new products and markets, and improve efficiency, delivering benefits to firms, customers and society. A successful innovation system requires a strong science and engineering base to provide quality research outputs and skilled personnel. Scientific and technological advances also drive improvements in quality of life, particularly through public services, such as healthcare, and through environmental protection.

SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS are specially designed tools, used by surgeons during surgery. Over time, many different kinds of surgical instruments have been developed by surgeons.

Sushruta (circa 500 BC), often known as the "Father of Surgery". developed over 120 surgical instruments. In Antiquity, surgeons in Greece and Rome developed many ingenious instruments manufactured from bronze, iron and silver.

Medieval breakthrough, One of the key surgeon who made the real breakthrough in surgical instrumentation was Abu al-Qasim al-Zahrawi, known in the West as Abulcasis, and considered the "Father of modern Surgery". He developed 200 surgical instruments and provided the earliest elucidation compiled on innovation titled 'On Surgery'. In the words of Leclerc: “Al-Zahrawi illustration and drawing of the tools is an innovation that keeps his contribution alive, reflected in its continuous influence on the works of those who came after him”Al-Zahrawi does not only illustrate the tool using clear hand drawn sketches but also provides detailed information on the material and how and when it is used.

Galen of Pergamum, one of the most profound surgeons, of the ancient world, , pioneered specialised surgical instruments be made of iron His followers of the Medieval period manufactured their instruments based on Galen's early designs.

In the Renaissance and post-Renaissance era, new instruments were again invented and designed by surgeons, in order to accompany the increased audacity of surgeons.

A veritable explosion of new tools occurred with the hundreds of new surgical procedures which were developed in the 19th century and first decades of the 20th century. New materials, such as stainless steel, chrome, titanium and vanadium were available for the manufacturing of these instruments.

However, in modern times, Strict Governmental controls have modified the ancient path of innovation. Therefore, Surgeons require a platform

Surgins philosophy is to provide such a global platform

  • To provide surgeons and the field of SURGERY with surgical instruments of highest quality , precision and cost –effectiveness.
  • To develop surgical instruments of their vision with potential for continuous innovation.
  • To develop the reputation of the ‘Surgins’ A British Surgeons platform, as a world-class environment for collaborative research in the development and continuous innovation of surgical instruments to facilitate the treatment of surgical diseases across the globe in the best public interest.
  • To establish ‘Surgins’ as the preferred host for surgeons across the globe for multi-discipline R&D in partnership with and for surgical instrument industry.
  • To develop advances in design-to-manufacture technology which will lead to shorter product development cycles.
  • To streamline the production and translation of product, regulatory and marketing documentation to keep pace.

We believe the 'Surgins' has a leading role to play in contributing to Britain's international competitiveness in surgical instrument related R&D and innovation on a global front.

With our partners we are working to create the best possible innovative environment in the Surgins and build our international reputation for excellence in translational and applied research related to surgical instruments.

Surgins believe to get involved at a strategic and operational level in initiatives to enhance the UK's surgical instrument R&D and innovative environment .

We aim to develop a dedicated British surgeons led industry liaison team which will work with industry, trade associations, other Government Departments and organisations active in supporting industry research in the surgical instruments, e.g. the National Innovation Centre, Health Technology Knowledge Transfer Network, NIHS Innovation Hubs, Medilinks to ensure that industry needs concerning clinical research are considered in the development of new infrastructure, processes and practices.

 Surgins Surgical instruments in National Health Service England UK
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