Medical and Surgical Devices

SRI’s integrated approach to engineering R&D has led to advanced medical devices such as novel diagnostic and drug delivery tools, and devices sized for pediatric use. We partner with large and small clients to help maintain their competitive position through development of new diagnostics and therapeutic devices from concept to commercialization. SRI helps clients:

  • Generate new product ideas

  • Meet the industry’s challenging scientific, engineering, marketing, and regulatory requirements

  • Augment their internal innovation teams to create new intellectual property

Clients benefit from SRI's extensive patent portfolio. SRI's innovations include making ultrasound practical for medical diagnostics and developing the first telerobotic surgical system, which SRI spun off as Intuitive Surgical, now a multibillion-dollar company. Surgeons throughout the world use this system, approved by the Food and Drug Administration, to help patients recover faster, with less pain and fewer complications.

Today, SRI's projects focus on

Projects

an SRI researcher examines a medical device prototype

To address a critical healthcare need, SRI is partnering to develop medical devices for treating children.

row of vials containing glowing material

In a nuclear or radiological incident, first responders must quickly measure the radiation exposure of a large number of individuals, since treatment options are radiation dose-dependent and time-sensitive. SRI is developing a biodosimeter to meet this critical challenge.

chest x-ray using SRI's tomographic imaging source

SRI is developing technologies that could significantly improve tomographic medical imaging for cancer treatment and research.

Products + Solutions

tonometer worn on a hand with a readout on-screen behind it

Arterial tonometry is a technique for blood pressure measurement in which an array of pressure sensors is pressed against the skin over an artery.

SRI In the News

Advances in Robotics

A discussion of recent advances in robotics, featuring Karen Shakespear Koenig, mechanical engineer and robot designer at SRI International, who discusses her work in medical and surgical robots.

Intuitive Surgical's da Vinci surgical system in use in an operating room
Operating by Remote Control: The da Vinci Code for Less Invasive Surgery

Robotic surgical systems from SRI and its spin-off Intuitive Surgical are augmenting surgeons' skills.