About Cipher Surgical

Our Mission

We are a British company established in 2010 with the goal of improving the efficiency and safety of minimally invasive surgery through the development and commercialization of products that maintain uncompromised surgical vision.

The OpClear® platform, launched in 2013, protects the laparoscope’s lens from condensation and particulates through an intelligent CO2 flow at its tip and removes visual obstructions with an on demand CO2 and saline lens wash, allowing procedures to continue with minimal disruption.

Cipher Surgical is focused on research and development, investing 35% of expenditure annually. Projects include clinical research to validate the impact of the OpClear platform on patient outcomes. This work enables physicians and hospitals to make evidence-based decisions.

Our goal is to make in-situ lens cleaning the standard of care by scientifically demonstrating its true value to healthcare systems worldwide.

Company Timeline

Cipher Surgical established
1st generation OpClear design validated
UK and Europe patents granted
Cipher Surgical awarded ISO 13485 certification

CE mark granted for 1st generation OpClear

Japan patent granted

First in patient use of OpClear in the UK
Development of 2nd generation OpClear (with intelligent Control Unit and use of saline)
CE Mark granted for the 2nd generation OpClear control unit to provide automated intelligent CO2 flow and saline wash at the tip of the laparoscope

UK clinical evaluations
OpClear receives US regulatory clearance (FDA 510k)

OpClear platform gains Japan regulatory clearance
MDSAP certificate granted

UK Launch

US Clinical Evaluations
Japan clinical evaluations

US logistics established
OpClear receives UKCA certificate
OpClear receives MDR CE Mark

OpClear receives FDA 510k, CE & UKCA clearance for 5mm & paediatric use

OpClear registered in Singapore
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