Croatian Scientists Present Neurosurgical Robot

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Source: Klimaoprema

Another success for Croatia’s robotics science and industry.

At the largest European fair of medical technologies – MEDICA 2017, which was held last week in Düsseldorf, Germany, the Klimaoprema company from Samobor presented its neurosurgical robot Ronna, reports on November 22, 2017.

This is a joint project of Klimaoprema, the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture of the University of Zagreb, and the Dubrava Clinical Hospital.

Klimaoprema has taken part in the fair for many years. This year’s presentation drew considerable interest from visitors and potential buyers. The company, in collaboration with the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, has been developing its competencies in the field of robotisation of production and research, development and education projects.

“Connecting industrial and scientific resources contributes to the creation of innovative products that have a direct impact on reducing production costs, saving energy, reducing emissions of pollutants and bringing other societal benefits,” said Klimaoprema. The company from Samobor is globally recognised for its clean room and operating theatre technologies, which linked it to the Ronna project.

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In Düsseldorf, Klimaoprema also presented a modern operating theatre with antibacterial walls and ceilings and other elements. Within the operating room, Ronna simulated a precise stereotactic neurosurgeon procedure. The delegation of the Zagreb Faculty of Mechanical Engineering was represented by Professor Bojan Jerbić and lecturers Marko Švaco and Josip Vidaković, while the Dubrava Clinical Hospital was represented by Darko Chudy and Domagoj Dlaka.

This year, the fair was held in 19 halls, covering 1.3 million square metres, with around 5,200 exhibitors from all over the world. Estimates are that the event was visited by about 123,000 visitors from 130 countries.

In the last few years, Klimaoprema has seen a substantial increase in turnover and especially exports. The market interest for their products is considerable, which is demonstrated by the fact that, in late 2015, in addition to the existing factory in Samobor, they opened a new plant in Nova Gradiška. The company employs nearly 300 people at the two locations, with revenues reaching 277 million kunas last year, which was almost 100 million kunas more than the year before.

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