CAST News and Events Archives


Drs. Oleynikov, Farritor win Game Changer Award
UNMC Today, Sept 2015

Researchers present at military health symposium
UNMC Today, Sep 2015

Truhlsen Eye Institute receives prestigious designation
UNMC Today, Aug 2015

UNMC, UNL receive additional $2.8 million from U.S. Army for robotic telesurgery
UNMC Press Release, Feb 2015


UNMC, Invest Nebraska fuel new startup company
UNMC Today, April 2013


Meet UNMC Distinguished Scientist
UNMC Today, May 2012

Angel Investors Try Their Wings
Omaha World-Herald, April 2012

Shane Farritor: Becoming More Creative
Ignite Lincoln, April 2012

Impact the World
Big Ten Network, February 2012

The Art of Herniology: Featuring Dr. Dmitry Oleynikov
General Surgery News, January 2012

Surgical Robots Based on Open-Source Platform Will Accelerate Robotics Research
Qmed, January 2012


Clearer, Brighter Futures
Outpatient Surgery Magazine, December 2011

Holidays: A Recipe for Heartburn?
Omaha World-Herald, November 24, 2011

UNL entrepreneur leads innovation seminars
Lincoln Journal Star, October 2011
Lincoln Journal Star

Poised for Patent Change
September 11, 2011
Omaha World-Herald

Crowd programs into UNMC robotics at State Fair
Grand Island Independent, August 2011

Less Invasive Appendix Surgery Shines in New Study
Reuters, August 2011

Robotics Camp Teaches Innovation
Grand Island Independent, June 2011

2011 Student Fellowship Recipients
NASA Nebraska Space Grant

Entrepreneurship an Eye-Opening Experience for UNL Professor Farritor
Silicon Prairie News, June 2011

UNL Engineering Students Experiment with NASA in Microgravity U
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, March 2011

Minimally Invasive Surgery: Challenges, Opportunities and New Directions
MIT Entrepreneurship Review, January 2011


CAST miniature robots were featured in UNMC's Branding Video
UNMC News, February 2010

UNL Students Lead Research for Robotic Surgeon
KOLN/KGIN, November 2010

Virtual Incision Corporation Completes $2 Million Series A Financing
PrairieGold Venture Partners, October 2010

Dr. Oleynikov is "Top Researcher" in UNMC's College of Medicine
September 2010

UNL students win robotics division 
2010 ASME Student Mechanisms and Robotics Design Competition
Montreal, August 2010

UNL Students, Ryan McCormick and Tyler Wortman, participated in the 2010 North American Summer School in Surgical Robotics
Seattle, Washington
August 2010

UNMC study: Laparoscopy better, even for high-risk patients
UNMC News, June 2010

NASA Helps Nebraska Students
Omaha World-Herald, June 2010

Designing Little Crawler Devices: Mark Rentschler Named New Inventor of the Year, May 2010

The Science Coalition calls Virtual Incision a success 
May 2010

New Report Highlights Four Nebraska Companies Spun Off from NU Research
Nebraska Entrepreneur, May 2010

Surgery without Cuts or Scars
KMTV Omaha, May 2010


Dr. Oleynikov Presents "Your Doctor is a Robot"
Omaha Science Cafe, November 2009

UNMC CAST researchers honored at the 2009 Research and Innovation Awards
October 2009 

UNMC CAST researchers showcased innovative surgical technology
5th Annual Research and Innovation Conference, September 2009