Medical Transformation One Incision at a Time
Despite the remarkable progress in medical technology, shockingly, mechanical cutting tools such as surgical blades and scissors still resemble their counterparts from the days of the Roman Empire — until now. A transformative shift is underway, led by Phoenix-based medical technology startup Planatome. The company started as a spinout from semiconductor company Entrepix by its former founder and CEO, Tim Tobin. After Tobin sold Entrepix to Amtech Systems earlier this year, Planatome explored new use cases for the highly advanced process technologies used to manufacture computer chips. Its pursuit of innovation began by addressing the most widely used surgical instrument that has experienced scant development for more than a century: the scalpel blade.
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