CarpoNovum AB is a Swedish company based in Halmstad, focused on developing a new generation of surgical instruments, used throughout cancer surgery in the colon and rectum.
CarpoNovum has expert competence of cancer surgery in house and therefore a very good understanding of what is needed to radically improve the surgical instruments and preoperative conditions in order to reduce complication rates. After over 10 years of research and product development, we now have surgical instruments aimed to be used at cancer surgery in the large intestine and rectum.
An early version of FixAid is produced, CE marked and introduced on the market in Europe. FixAid is now slightly changed and a part of a family of instruments, named CREX-family. The family of instruments contains LapAid, RectoAid and FixAid. All instruments fit to each other as long as you use the same size of instrument. For instance, FixAid 29 fits perfect to LapAid 29 and RectoAid 32 fits to LapAid 32 and so on…
The reason for developing a family of instruments is to be able to do all kind of surgery. Anything from open surgery, laparoscopic, robotic or and even trans anal TME. Using the instruments, you can also select type of anastomosis. Side-to-end, end-to-end or side-to-side. The surgeon set the limit not the instruments!
The family of instruments are used in clinical studies and the aim is to get the whole family (CREX-LapAid, CREX-RectoAid and CREX-FixAid) CE-marked during 2018.