μRALP Project – improving robot-assisted laser phonomicrosurgery on the larynx

μRALP Project – improving robot-assisted laser phonomicrosurgery on the larynx
Description

The project was designed to improve the safety, efficiency and quality of laser phonomicrosurgery, a set of surgical techniques used to treat minute abnormal growths in the larynx.

Results

Micro-robotic tools have been developed which help surgeons with precision tasks, thereby reducing fatigue and improving the outcome for the patient. It will soon be possible to remove tumours with minimal damage to healthy tissue.The surgical techniques developed can be adapted for use in treating other types of cancer.

Programme name
Seventh Research framework programme (incl. Completion of sixth Research FP)
EC’s priorities
Jobs, Growth and Investment, Digital Single Market
EU contribution
€2 650 000
Project location
Italy
Time frame
2012 to 2015
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