Frustrated after growing up around hospitals, Moises experienced first-hand how scheduled 30-minute-long operations would turn into countless hours waiting around the operating room. He says: “I would spend so much time around hospitals and talking to surgeons as a kid that I knew the name of most implants and how to operate trauma operations before I turned 10”. And it is that frustration that got him to change the way 100s of millions of patients are operated worldwide.
Focused on broken bones, Drill Surgeries’ technology has the potential to reduce operating time and radiation during operations while reducing costs to hospitals and improving patient outcomes.
Currently at prototype stage, Drill Surgeries has high hopes for their technology, Moises Barbera, CEO & Founder of the company says: “I feel proud to count on the support of Innovate UK to back this ambitious project, this is a sign that we are on the right place, at the right time and with the right technology. Millions of patients are operated every year using techniques invented in the Second World War, there is little to no innovation in this sector of the industry, and we are here to change that”.
Innovate UK funds businesses and research collaborations to accelerate innovation and drive business investment into R&D, and Drill Surgeries is exploiting that support to improve the healthcare sector worldwide.
Innovate UK’s team of specialised assessors had this to say about the project: “Targeting a long-standing medical challenge, leverages novel technologies, has talented core team, shows IP awareness and carries out a realistic assessment of risk”.
Going deeper on the technology and its impact, another Innovate UK assessor said: “The proposed innovation could dramatically improve performance and efficiency of surgeons in operations and reduces radiation exposure from repeated X-Rays. There are significant benefits to quality of life for patients and substantial productivity benefits for healthcare, ensuring surgeons could undertake more operations in the same amount of time.”
Innovate UK award grants to highly innovative companies who demonstrate they are solving significant problems and represent excellent export potential. Grants are highly competitive with less than 5% of applicates being accepted.
Drill Surgeries is now opening a new round of investment until December 2022 to match the UK’s equity-free funding into the startup. For more information about their investment round and how to get in touch, reach out in their website at: www.drillsurgeries.com