Type of organisation: Medical Technology & Diagnostics
Alesi Surgical was established in 2009 to commercialise the inventions arising from the Wales Institute of Minimal Access Technology (WIMAT) in Cardiff. WIMAT is a leading UK centre for training of laparoscopic and other surgical disciplines.
Having access to both highly experienced key opinion leaders and new trainees places WIMAT in a privileged position to receive feedback on modern surgical techniques. Alesi Surgical works with WIMAT and its network to identify issues with these procedures and potential solutions for them. Alesi Surgical then rapidly prototypes medical devices and tests whether or not the devices are capable of addressing these issues. Prototypes that successfully pass this decision point then enter full development. The company has strong relationships with a broad network of product development partners that allow it to take forward a wide range of mechanical and electrical product concepts.
Through its network of contacts within global medical device companies and distributors, Alesi Surgical is ideally placed to rapidly partner products with leading players in the sector to maximise the adoption of each device it develops.
Its first product, Ultravision, is a revolutionary new way of handling surgical smoke that is created during laparoscopic surgery. The product was awarded the CE mark in 2014 and subsequently received the Royal College of Surgeons Cutlers Surgical Prize.