MedTech start-up, Drill Surgeries, is on a mission to make healthcare more efficient.
The company was founded earlier this year by Moises Barbera Ramos, an international Physics Masters student from the University of Liverpool, in partnership with Dr. Javier Coloma, an established traumatologist at Spain’s Hospital Arnau de Villanova.
After undertaking extensive research and receiving feedback from numerous hospitals, surgeons and nurses across Spain and the UK, the pair discovered a gap in the market to provide specific tools these professionals need to perform safer and more efficient surgeries worldwide.
Drill Surgeries are focusing initially on one of the most common surgeries, intramedullary nail insertion, which is understood to be performed between 5 and 15 times a week at most hospitals. They are working to improve how osteosynthesis intramedullary nailing and other intramedullary surgeries are performed on diaphyseal fractures at the humerus, tibia and femur.
The start-up’s research and development is now being undertaken within Sensor City. Drill Surgeries CEO, Moises Barbera Ramos, said: “Establishing our headquarters within Sensor City is providing us with the chance to accelerate our progress through access to high end technology laboratories and companies to develop our prototypes with.
“It will also open up opportunities for Drill Surgeries to access a wider network of specialists willing to support the development of our technology.”
Currently under development, their guiding system for intramedullary nailing surgeries is expected to considerably improve the accuracy of the distal enclosure steps within the operation, while reducing time and the impact of x-rays by over 50%.
In addition to the enhanced service delivery and patient benefits, the SME is also considering the wider implications that the efficiency of surgeries will provide to the hospital staff.
Speaking from personal experience, Moises added: “I remember when I was 5 years old, my Dad, who’s worked in the medical sector for 30 years now, would arrive home so late due to the surgeries he had to assist with getting delayed and not being performed efficiently enough, that he would find me asleep on the couch waiting for him.
“At the time I felt so lonely and sad, but I’m pleased that I am now in a position to help those medical sector experts, who work so hard for us, to return home to their families at the time they promised.”
Additionally, Drill Surgeries CEO and Founder, Moises Barbera, has been selected, from over 1,000 candidates, to represent the University of Liverpool in the Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards 2019. We wish him the best of luck!