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PERTH, WA, April 2022
Perth-based Australian Institute of Robotic Orthopaedics (AIRO) and its university partners have secured an impressive funding package from the Australian Research Council (ARC).

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Macquarie University University of Western Australia

PERTH, WA, January 2022
It’s an achievement that had the eyes of the medical world turning to Perth Western Australia. In December 2021 the Australian Institute of Robotic Orthopaedics (AIRO) successfully completed a world-first human cadaver application of its AIROscan™ technology.

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2022-01 AIROscan cadaver study engineering team with AIROscan robot

PERTH, WA, December 2021
The Australian Institute of Robotic Orthopaedics (AIRO) has always been passionate about helping Australia become a world leader in the hugely important fields of Medical Technology and Pharmaceutics (MTP). So we’re excited to announce that the next batch of top local talent is being cultivated in the 2022 AIRO Intern Program.

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Graduates portrait

PERTH, WA, November 2021
Anywhere in the world you go, manufacturers of medical devices agree there is one measure of quality they aspire to above all others: ISO 13485. Which is why we’re proud to announce that the Australian Institute of Robotic Orthopaedics (AIRO) had its ISO 13485 certification reassessed by the British Standards Institution (BSI), the world’s leading accreditor of quality management systems, and has again been recognised internationally for the quality of its medical device manufacturing.

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PERTH, WA, August 2021
At the Australian Institute of Robotic Orthopaedics (AIRO), we believe that the more our people succeed, the more our company will succeed in bringing real change to the world. Which is why we’re so proud to announce that local surgeon scientist and orthopaedic training registrar Dr Rajitha Gunaratne has been awarded his PhD for his work with AIRO. Raj’s thesis entitled ‘Laser Osteotomy And Optical Sensing For Advanced Robotic Joint Tissue Surgery’ was awarded the honour recently by the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Curtin University.

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Raj with his PHD

PERTH, WA, July 2021
In the world of tertiary studies, the CEED Scholarship is a big deal. It stands for Cooperative Education for Enterprise Development (CEED) and is a formal program designed to link the skills and ambitions of university students with the research and development needs of progressive organisations in the wider WA community.

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Vanessa Ma portrait

PERTH, WA, June 2021
Anyone who’s visited the headquarters of the Australian Institute of Robotic Orthopaedics (AIRO) will know - we support young people. Especially bright young people with a genuine desire to make the world a better place. Which is why we were so pleased in June 2021 when the successful completion of AusIndustry’s Accelerating Commercialisation Grant secured for AIRO enough support to employ another awesome grad student, Computer Systems Engineer, Mr Ryan Breuer.

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Ryan working on AIROscan

PERTH, WA, November 2020
It’s only three letters and five numbers, but to the dedicated team at the Australian Institute of Robotic Orthopaedics (AIRO), it means the world. Literally. It’s called the ISO 13485 certification and it’s decided by the British Standards Institution (BSI Group), the world’s premier accreditor of quality management systems (QMS). After an extensive auditing process, AIRO has been awarded this endorsement for the quality of its medical device systems.

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Friedrich Schiller University, Germany, March 2020
Here at the Australian Institute of Robotic Orthopaedics (AIRO), we’re proud of our team, even when they leave the team! Which is why we’re so happy to share the news that our very first intern, M.Sc. Johannes Stock, has been awarded his Ph.D. for his thesis titled ‘Holistic Simulation Of Optical Systems’ from the Institute of Applied Physics at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena Germany. Johannes joined AIRO as an intern in September 2017.

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Johannes recieving PHD

PERTH, WA, January 2020
The Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research is doing incredible work to rid the world of some of its most devastating diseases. We couldn’t think of a more fitting place for the Australian Institute of Robotic Orthopaedics (AIRO) to establish its new medical laser laboratory. This new world class facility is on Level 4 of the Harry Perkins Institute and provides a bio-secure testing environment (PC2) for the AIRO engineering team to pursue their med-tech development.

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Harry Perkins Building

PERTH, WA, January 2019
The problem we’re trying to solve is a big one. Every year in Australia alone, more than 120,000 people have a joint replaced using old fashioned technology. Surgeons are still relying on hand-held bone-cutting saws or hand-guided battery-powered tools that haven’t changed in decades. The imprecision that results leads to an unfortunate outcome for many patients, including long recovery times, remedial operations and long-term dissatisfaction.

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Hailo Robot

PERTH, WA, October 2018
In a move that brought the reality of robot-assisted laser surgery one step closer, researchers from a leading university in Ulm, Germany and the Australian Institute of Robotic Orthopaedics (AIRO) joined forces to share ideas and advice.

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ILM Building

PERTH, WA, April 2017
It’s an achievement that saw medics around the world take note. The Australian Institute of Robotic Orthopaedics Pty Ltd (AIRO) has successfully developed and tested a prototype robot-assisted bone burr system that allows active, navigated milling of bone during joint replacement surgery (arthroplasty).

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Burr ablation combining footage and screen capture of rendering