Cambridge Medical Robotics, the private company developing a next-generation robotic system for universal minimal access surgery, has selected Rogue Wave Software’s Klocwork as its static code analysis tool. Rogue Wave Software is the largest independent provider of cross-platform software development tools and embedded components.
Klocwork is used extensively in safety-critical industries supporting the globally-recognised MISRA coding standards. MISRA is now being adopted for safety critical systems by companies in the medical industry and CMR will employ Klocwork to improve code quality and to audit against both MISRA C++:2008 and MISRA C:2012.
Dr. Paul Roberts, Chief Operating Officer at Cambridge Medical Robotics, commented “The decision to select Klocwork is an important part of our drive to build safe, secure and high quality code into our surgical robotic products. Using Klocwork, we’re able to develop and produce robotic systems containing software that has been thoroughly tested, increasing the confidence of both practitioners and patients.”
Ian McLeod, Chief Product Officer at Rogue Wave, added “With medical devices becoming more complex, containing very large codebases, the industry is moving towards standards compliance to reduce the possibility of occurrence of harm. Klocwork allows teams to achieve compliance without sacrificing development efficiency.”
“We worked closely with SDC Systems, a Rogue Wave partner, to demonstrate the benefits of Klocwork to CMR in the development of its leading edge product for the medical device industry. We are confident that, in safety critical medical devices, Klocwork static code analysis removes doubt and ensures faultless code through earlier error detection during the development process.”