Dr. Thanakorn and Dr. Boonchot of Phramongkutklao Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, recently completed the city’s first brain surgery using Brightmatter and Modus V technologies. Additional hospitals that have acquired Synaptive’s surgical product suite include People’s Hospital 115 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
“Synaptive’s expansion into the Asian market is a testament to our vision to reinvent and make surgical and robotic technologies accessible to patients and healthcare providers around the globe,” said Peter Wehrly, CEO of Synaptive. “By introducing our BrightMatter product suite to hospitals in Thailand and Vietnam, our hope is to help create medical environments in which technology and surgeons work seamlessly together for improved patient outcomes, turning the inoperable into the operable.”
The Synaptive BrightMatter product suite and Modus V robotic arm provide surgeons with a highly detailed imaging, navigation and robotic platform that allows them to see the patient’s brain with unprecedented detail before and during surgery. The platform uses the most advanced technologies in automation and imaging to allow surgeons to see the brain in new ways, which can potentially minimize damage to structures associated with key brain functions such as movement, speech and vision.
Synaptive’s product suite includes:
- Modus V is a fully-automated, robotically-control digital microscope that serves to extend and enhance a neurosurgeon’s expertise and capabilities by improving visualization during surgery.
- BrightMatter Plan—The only automated tractography technology that provides analysis of the whole brain, ultimately enabling surgeons to tailor their surgical approaches for each patient.
- BrightMatter Guide—A technology offering that tracks surgical instruments during surgery to help surgeons accurately execute their planned approaches.
Major General Nimit Samothan, administrator for Phramongkutlao Hospital, stated, “We are delighted to provide our healthcare providers with Synaptive’s technology for pre-operative patient analysis. By introducing methods that enable physicians to identify optimal routes of surgical intervention on a per patient basis, we see the potential to achieve superior patient outcomes for patients undergoing a variety of surgical procedures.”
Synaptive Medical Inc., a Toronto, Canada-based medical device and technology company, designs hardware and software that cross traditional barriers in hospitals and improve patient care in and beyond the operating room. Synaptive’s Modus V and integrated BrightMatte™ solutions—including surgical planning, navigation and visualization, and an informatics platform—give clinicians and healthcare systems the information they need to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients.