Leading Nebraska, Episode 20: Shane Farritor, "Surgical Robots and a High-Tech Future"

Leading Nebraska, Episode 20: Shane Farritor, "Surgical Robots and a High-Tech Future"

University of Nebraska
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About this episode

University of Nebraska-Lincoln engineering professor Shane Farritor is the co-founder of Virtual Incision, a medical device company located at Nebraska Innovation Campus. He and his team have developed MIRA—a handheld, two-pound device that's inserted into the body for surgery.

MIRA is also cost effective and affordable for hospitals. The robotic device is currently being tested for use in colon resections needed to treat gastrointestinal issues, like diverticulitis and inflammatory bowel disease. But Farritor sees a bigger role for his miniature robots.

In this episode of “Leading Nebraska”, we talk with Shane Farritor about how miniature surgical robots are launching the University of Nebraska-Lincoln into a high-tech future—and even into space.

This show is based on a story written by Jackie Ostrowicki. It was written and produced by Mary Jane Bruce, co-produced and edited by David Fitzgibbon, and promoted and marketed by Ryan Rothman.