Indes is developing the MIM in partnership with the Faculty of Medicine of Utrecht University and Pontes. The MIM is a fully mechanised ‘robot’ that vastly improves a surgeon’s ability to perform Minimal Invasive Surgery (MIS). Compared to conventional MIS, the MIM offers greater freedom of movement and a shorter learning curve. An additional advantage is that the surgeon can sit during the procedure. MIM prototypes are currently being developed for clinical studies.