Established research collaboration with the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Professor Norman Tien, Chair Professor of Microsystems Technology and former Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at The University of Hong Kong joined the Advisory Board of NISI on April 1, 2012
Professor Wai-Lun Law, Anthony and Anne Cheung Professorship in Innovative and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Director of the Surgical Skills Centre at The University of Hong Kong joined the Advisory Board of NISI on Nov 1, 2013
Established research collaboration with the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge
Approval of HK$10 million from the ITF to support NISImagine R&D
Professor Karen Chan, Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at The University of Hong Kong joined the Advisory Board of NISI on Nov 5, 2015
Professor Hextan Ngan, Tsao Yin-Kai Professor in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Chair Professor and Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at The University of Hong Kong joined the Advisory Board of NISI on Nov 5, 2015
First successful animal surgical experiment using the NISImagine prototype
Grand opening of research and development and training facilities at Songshan Lake Innovative Technology Park, Dongguan, China
First joint press conference co-hosted by The University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and NISI on the announcement of using the NISImagine prototype in performing a successful single-incision robotic cholecystectomy procedure in a live porcine model
Commencement of a series of pre-clinical trials using NISImagine in human cadaver models with our clinical partners at The University of Hong Kong
NISI established a new headquarter office in Cyberport, Hong Kong
Completion of Tranche I funding of HK$200 million Pre-Series A round
Professor Steven Chu Nobel Laureate in Physics, former US Secretary of Energy, is the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Physics and Professor of Molecular & Cellular Physiology in the Medical School at Stanford University joined the NISI Board of Directors as an independent non-executive director
Professor Joseph Wan-Yee Lau, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Honorary Professor Founding Master of Lee Woo Sing College of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Choh-Ming Li Professor of Surgery and current Chairman of the Medical Council of Hong Kong, joined the NISI Board of Directors as an independent non-executive director
Established agreement with the Clinical Trials Centre of The University of Hong Kong
Commencement of a series of pre-clinical trials using a modified NISImagine prototype in live porcine models
Professor David Cardwell, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Strategy & Planning, Professor of Superconducting Engineering and former Head of the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, joined the Advisory Board of NISI on June 19, 2017.
Conducted, for the first time in medical history, a series of successful trans-rectal cholecystectomy procedures using the NISImagine prototype in live porcine models
Professor Anthony Ting-Yuk Wu, a Standing Committee Member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, a member of the State Council’s Medical Reform Leadership Advisory Committee of the PRC and Honorary Professor of Faculty of Medicine of The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Peking Union Medical College Hospital, joined the NISI Board of Directors as an independent non-executive director
Approval of ITC ESS government grant of HK$10 million for NISImagine R&D
Completion of Tranche II funding of HK$50 million Pre-Series A round
Number of colleagues at NISI surpassed 100
iPoster abstract presentation on the outcome of pre-clinical trial results of NISImagine at the Emerging Technology Session of the 16th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery, jointly hosted by the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons and the Canadian Association of General Surgeons
Appointment of Professor Chung-Kwong Yeung to the Biotech Advisory Panel of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited
Professor Wai-Keung Leung, Li Shu Fan Medical Foundation Professor in Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Associate Dean (Human Capital) at the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, and Deputy Director of the Integrated Endoscopy Centre at Queen Mary Hospital, joined the Advisory Board of NISI on July 1, 2018
Professor Kent-Man Chu, Honorary Consultant and Co-director of the Centre for Education and Training of the Department of Surgery at the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, and Director of the Integrated Endoscopy Centre at Queen Mary Hospital, joined the NISI Advisory Board of NISI on July 1, 2018
Conducted, for the first time in history, a series of successful of trans-rectal gynecological procedures using the NISImagine prototype in live porcine models
NISI hosted a Press Conference “Towards Scarless and Incisionless Surgery: The Dream Comes True” and announced the results of the July Porcine trials using NISImagine. In the event, a new collaboration with The University of Cambridge to pioneer artificial intelligence for robotic surgical applications was also announced
Received approval from Institutional Review Board of the University of Hong Kong/Hospital Authority Hong Kong West Cluster for the commencement of human clinical trials in Hong Kong.
Dr. Dominic Chi-Chung Foo, Clinical Assistant Professor in Colorectal Surgery and Deputy Director of the Surgical Skills Centre in the Department of Surgery, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine at The University of Hong Kong, joined the Advisory Board of NISI on Dec 1, 2018.
Certification to ISO 13485 standards to meet the requirements of Quality Management System for the design and manufacture of Medical Devices.
Professor Roberto Cipolla, an expert in computer vision, machine learning and robotics, Professor of Information Engineering, Fellow, College Lecturer of Jesus College and Director of Toshiba’s Cambridge Research Laboratory at Cambridge University, joined the Advisory Board of NISI on Mar 1, 2019.
Professor Aiming Yang, Deputy Director in the Department of Gastroenterology, and Director of Digestive Endoscopy Clinic, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, and a member of the Standing Committee of Digestive Endoscopy Branch of Chinese Medical Association, joined the Advisory Board of NISI on May 1, 2019.