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Cydar Medical winners of the Business Innovation Award 2018

https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/business/business-news/amazing-winners-2018-cambridge-news-14457503

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.

Cydar listed in Forbes as One of Four British Medical Start-Ups To Watch In 2018

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidprosser/2018/03/14/four-british-medical-start-ups-to-watch-in-2018/#96cfa0c2bbcf

Cambridge-based Cydar produces software that enables surgeons doing keyhole surgery to operate using live 3D images of the patient.

Historically, the quality of the images surgeons have had access to has been poor; by contrast, Cydar’s software matches CT scans and X-rays to form a live, 3D image, which in turn gives a much better and accurate picture to the surgeon.

The result is that patients suffer fewer complications and need fewer X-rays. Meanwhile, hospitals have a more predictable scheduling program and fewer over-runs, enabling them to operate more efficiently. Founded by consultant vascular surgeon Tom Carrell, Cydar’s technology is already in use in the NHS, as well as in North America.

Cydar Medical Finalists for Business Excellence Award 2018 in Innovation

We are pleased to be listed for the Cambridge News Business Excellence Awards as finalists in the Business Innovation category.

Cydar’s surgical guidance system

“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.

https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/business/business-news/meet-2018-cambridge-news-business-14399560

Articles feature benefits of Cydar technology

Two great articles (linked below) are praising the use of Cydar in the operating room at Duke University. Some of the benefits of using Cydar technology as listed in the articles from the physician, Dr. Cynthia Shortell include:
• Shorter operating times
• Better accuracy
• Reduction in radiation exposure (patient and physician)
• Shorter hospital stay (benefits patients and hospitals)
• Less contrast agent used
• Much greater accuracy

https://surgery.duke.edu/news/cloud-based-3d-imaging-enhances-endovascular-aneurysm-repair
and
http://www.clinicalpracticetoday.com/making-aneurysm-repair-safer-and-faster/

Dr. Shortell and Cydar also envision wider applications of the cloud-based technology for any procedure that uses 3D imaging.

“We will use CYDAR imaging in our other hybrid OR for patients undergoing heart surgery. This technology can theoretically be used for any sort of procedure that is done in 3D, including treatments for cancer, so it doesn’t have to be limited to blood vessels.”

Photo: Dr. Kevin Southerland, General Surgery Chief Resident, inserts a stent graft using CYDAR imaging