From researcher to entrepreneur
The foundation and establishment of a successful company requires more than an innovative idea or technology.
As a partner of start-up companies, Fraunhofer institutes, the industrial sector and investors, we support foundation-willing scientists from the Fraunhofer environment with our know-how and utilize our network for a successful technology transfer.
High-precision Measuring and Navigation Systems for Minimally-invasive Surgery
Minimally-invasive surgery methods revolutionized medical care. Even for complicated operations, only a few little incisions are necessary today. This minimizes complications and considerably shortens the healing process for the patient. With the development of laser-based endoscopic and microscopic measuring and navigation systems, Scopis GmbH significantly optimized minimally-invasive surgery. Innovative 3D measurement enables a reproducible execution of surgical procedures for the first time. This helps minimize clinical complications and, thus, optimize costs. Scopis GmbH is a spin-off of the Berliner Zentrum für Mechatronische Medizintechnik, a joint institute of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft and the Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin; Fraunhofer Venture supported the preparations for the start-up.
Better results even in complicated cases
The Scopis GmbH product range includes measuring and navigation systems as well as add-on software. The systems help the user to shorten surgery time, reduce clinical complications, achieve better post-surgical results and, thus, minimize costs. Furthermore, Scopis also offers a wide range of navigated instruments allowing the measuring and navigation systems to be implemented even in complicated cases – for example if anatomical landmarks are missing due to previous surgery.