MITIE Industry Partners
Behind every new surgical device developed to improve patient care is a multidisciplinary collaboration among medical professionals, research scientists, and the medical device industry. MITIE’s success is not only a result of the innovative spirit within the organization, but also of the technology and support provided by our industry partners. Some of the industry leaders whose support has helped MITIE to thrive include:
Boston Scientific Endoscopy
Boston Scientific Endoscopy seeks to be a global leader in the development of innovative medical technologies used to diagnose, palliate, and treat a variety of digestive diseases. The long-standing commitment of Boston Scientific Endoscopy to advance the field of endoscopy is reflected in a broad spectrum of diagnostic and therapeutic devices for disease states throughout the GI tract. Boston Scientific Endoscopy has committed to be one of three founding partners in the development of a National Science Foundation funded collaborative industry-academic center that will utilize MITIE as an experimental platform for developing novel technology in the areas of surgery, gastroenterology, and education.
Covidien is a global healthcare products leader dedicated to creating innovative medical solutions for better patient outcomes. Covidien pioneered endomechanical devices for minimally invasive surgery and is a world leader in energy platforms and soft tissue repair products. Covidien was an inaugural education partner with MITIE and has fostered the development of multiple educational events benefiting thousands of practicing health care professionals.
Image Stream Medical, Inc.
Image Stream Medical provides products targeted at minimally invasive surgery image management. Over the last decade ISM has developed the most advanced network-based image management and virtual collaboration solutions to share medical video throughout hospitals. Image Stream has been a key partner in developing the audio-video integration platform in MITIE which allows real time, high definition linkage to all procedural environments in Methodist. Image Stream also collaborates with MITIE on research projects to develop wearable technology for surgeon-tosurgeon proctoring in the OR.
Karl Storz Endoskope
Since its founding in 1945, Karl Storz Endoskope has established itself as a highly regarded international company that produces medical instruments and devices. The company has developed a comprehensive and extremely sophisticated range of endoscopes and instruments for the fields of internal medicine, general surgery, urology, gynecology and pediatric surgery. Storz was an inaugural partner with MITIE, and the first industrial collaborator to support and dedicate resources to the Institute. MITIE and Storz collaborate on a broad range of educational and research initiatives.
Olympus is an international company focused on improving people’s lives through innovation. As a precision technology leader, Olympus designs solutions in medical and surgical products. Olympus has particular expertise in flexible gastrointestinal endoscopy and has partnered with MITIE to advance the field of endolumenal surgery – a new method of performing surgical procedures from inside the GI tract to avoid pain and scars.
Siemens is a world leader in providing health care products for image-guided procedures. The company has particular expertise creating advanced operating rooms that combine the imaging capabilities of a radiology department with state-of-theart surgical devices. The combination allows surgeons to perform more accurate and less invasive procedures. Siemens has partnered with MITIE to develop two experimental operating rooms – an MRI-capable operating suite, and a “hybrid” operating room that includes advanced, robotically guided X-ray imaging. These combined imaging operating rooms bring to MITIE advanced image-guided capability beyond that of any other Institute.
Steris Healthcare provides operating room surgical equipment and sterile processing equipment. It has partnered with MITIE to innovate technologies around operative booms and lights for efficient procedural environments.