Monthly Archives: April 2018

Cydar Medical featured in Cambridge Magazine May 2018 edition

Cydar Medical is featured in Cambridge Magazine with an article about the company’s creation, founders, and aspirations for the future.

Tom says: “We looked at the things we needed, which was people who are experts in computer vision, cloud computing and software engineering. It’s a very rich vein of talent in Cambridge, we’ve got seven PhDs here, and the other thing is the guys come and work for us and see that the code they’ve written is being used in operating rooms. That’s a very powerful thing, to see the stuff you’ve written having a real impact.”  With FDA and CE mark approval achieved, Cydar’s system is already installed in test sites in the UK and the US.  Initially aimed at vascular surgery, it could branch out into other areas such as oncology, and Tom believes the company can have a truly global impact.

“Duke University Hospital, our first partner in the US, did a study of the health economic impact of using the overlay, and it showed that the operations take less time, patients have fewer complications, particularly kidney complications, and there’s a reduced exposure to X-ray radiations for both patients and staff,” Tom says. “They’re the things that underpin the business case for this, it’s making operations faster, safer and cheaper. That’s what every health system in the world needs, not even the Americans have money to throw at things just because they’re shiny and new – you have to prove the value of what you’re doing. “We would like this to become the standard of care, so any patient having an operation anywhere in the world should be able to get the benefit of enhanced guidance and intelligent planning we’re developing.”

Click on the link below to see the full article and images.

Matthew Gooding reports on the progress of this innovative firm based just outside Cambridge: CambridgeMagazine24April2018


Cydar Medical winners of the Business Innovation Award 2018

Cydar Medical are thrilled to have won the 2018 Cambridge News Business Excellence Awards in the Innovation category.  These awards are highly competitive and well respected in the Cambridge community that fosters start-ups and innovation.

Hewitsons award for business innovation 2018 winner, Cydar

“Would you be comfortable with a surgeon placing this in your aorta?,” Cydar’s Dr James Gough asked our judges, waving around a medical instrument several feet long.
The thought of such a device entering your body is not for the faint-hearted (sorry), but guiding instruments is one of the biggest challenges faced by doctors since away from open surgery to more non-invasive techniques. At the moment, surgeons usually have to rely on a 2D X-ray view for guidance, but Cydar has come up with a system that combines this with 3D CT scan images. The firm’s cloud-based platform uses machine learning algorithms to map an individual patient’s anatomy and pinpoint the location of instruments.
“We’re the only people able to put high-performance cloud computing in the operating room,” says Cydar’s Rob Hague.
A spin-out from King’s College London, Cydar has been based in Barrington since 2014. With CE mark and FDA approval already secured, the company hopes to make an impact in the lucrative US market and beyond. Watch this space.

Link to Cambridge News full article and fellow winners at the top.