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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 & DENTAL 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 the early designs of Galen.

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.

Our aim is:

  • To provide surgeons and the field of SURGERY with surgical and dental instruments of highest quality , precision and cost –effectiveness.
  • To develop surgical and dental instruments of their vision with potential for continuous innovation.
  • To establish “Metro Medical” as the preferred host for surgeons across the globe for multi-discipline R&D in partnership with and for surgical and dental instruments industry.
  • To streamline the production and translation of product, regulatory and marketing documentation to keep pace.

 

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

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