• The Centre for Surgical Invention and Innovation

    The Centre for Surgical Invention and Innovation (CSii) is a National Centre of Excellence research accelerator committed to enhancing the quality and access to healthcare for all Canadians through the development and commercialization of innovative medical robotic technologies and novel techniques. CSii is leveraging Canadian expertise in minimal access surgery and space technology to build a legacy industry that will create high tech jobs, strengthen the economy and create better medical outcomes.

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    Save the Date

    The 2020 Innovation Nation Conference will be held on Sunday, January 19th at LIUNA Station in Hamilton, ON

    For information or register online visit: innovation-nation.ca. More information when available.

    Students Showcase participants register here.


    Benefits for Humanity: Fighting Cancer from Space

    Robotic technology originally designed for the International Space Station is finding its way into healthcare by targeting breast cancer tumors.


    In 2016 CSII launched Insight Medbotics in partnership with MDA. Read more here


    Dr. Mehran Anvari, Scientific Director, CSii, interview on NASA TV

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    IGAR in the News

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    An image-guided automated robot from MRI breast biopsy in THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICAL ROBOTICS AND COMPUTER ASSISTED SURGERY Int J Med Robotics Comput Assist Surg 2016 Published online in Wiley Online Library (wileyonlinelibrary.com) DOI; 10.1002/res.1760 ORIGINAL ARTICLE

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    NASA ISS R&D 2015