A surgical robotics startup expands its digital infrastructure to accelerate surgical robotics R&D
Hong Kong – May 20, 2021 – Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the world’s digital infrastructure company™, today announced that Precision Robotics, a surgical robotics start-up from Imperial College London, has deployed an NVIDIA DGX™ A100 system in Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) in Hong Kong, HK4. Through this deployment, Precision Robotics aims to develop next generation surgical robots to support the future of precision surgery for personalized healthcare and improved quality of life.
The rising demand for modern robotic surgery is attributed to the acceleration of digital transformation in the healthcare industry. According to Data Bridge Market Research, the medical robotic systems market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.3% within the forecast period of 2021 to 2028, reaching USD 34.91 billion by 2028. To support its vision of developing the next generation surgical robots, Precision Robotics needed a high-power digital infrastructure to run a DGX A100 system for machine learning and AI development.
As one of the first three operators to join the NVIDIA DGX Ready Data Center Partner Program in Asia-Pacific, EMEA and North America, Equinix has become Precision Robotics’ partner-of-choice for deploying the DGX A100, the universal system for all AI workloads. DynaSys Solutions Limited helped Precision Robotics build a foundational and future-ready digital infrastructure on Platform Equinix® for secure data storage, processing, analysis and machine learning, further accelerating its research and development (R&D) of innovative surgical solutions for medical doctors.
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