$TRXC @jlne Here we go. “ALF-X, which stands for "Advanced Laparoscopy through Force refleCTion," was initially developed in 2003-2009 by Emilio Ruiz Morales, a Spanish engineer who at the time worked on nuclear safeguards at the JRC.” ... ...”This new technology is built on the GENERIS software that was used for controlling mechanical "arms" to manipulate highly radioactive material in storage areas. The JRC-owned patents were initially licensed to the Italian company Sofar in 2008. “... ...”Sofar now works with TransEnterix Inc, a worldwide leader in robotic surgery. A new company has been set up for this purpose and will soon be renamed "TransEnterix Italia." The device obtained the CE Mark in 2012.”...
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