Vicarious Surgical will go public through a $1.1 billion special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) deal, the robotic surgery pioneer announced. Vicarious, which has sought to bring robotics and virtual reality to minimally invasive surgery, will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol RBOT after the merger with D8 Holdings. Hong Kong–based D8…
Stryker said OrthoSensor’s Verasense intraoperative sensor technology will further boost Mako surgical robots, enhancing workflow through one complete data-driven feedback mechanism.
The newly-cleared version of the system features includes an enhanced pre-surgical planning user interface, quick-change tooling, improved surgeon accessories, and advanced bone model generation.
British medtech giant Smith+Nephew chose a different path in the ortho surgical robotics space. One of its top robotics program leaders explains how it could make all the difference.
Titan Medical, which has been developing the Sport single-port robotic surgical system, has received U.S. patents for an in-body camera positioning system and hand gesture controls.
Geoff Martha, the new CEO of Medtronic, this week outlined plans for the medical device maker to gain leadership in robot-assisted surgical systems and other healthcare technologies.
In its quarterly earnings report, Johnson & Johnson said it would not pursue immediate regulatory approval for the general surgical robot that it is developing.
Titan Medical, which last year delayed research and development for its Sport surgical robot, has resumed work with new financing and help from Medtronic.
Smith+Nephew has launched the portable CORI Surgical System, which has FDA approval and is available in the U.S. for both total and unicompartmental knee arthroplasty.
TransEnterix’s newly approved Intelligent Surgical Unit enables augmented intelligence for the Senhance laparoscopic surgical system.
Intuitive Surgical had challenged J&J’s Ethicon subsidiary on the combination of a shiftable drive system with a robotic surgery platform.
Johnson & Johnson, which has acquired surgical robotics companies, will describe its plans in greater detail at an upcoming event.
Medtronic is taking advantage of its experience in medical device manufacturing and instrumentation in the development of its new modular robot-assisted surgical platform.
Intuitive Surgical won two awards for design excellence last week.
Medtronic, which has made no secret of its surgical robotics ambitions, partnered with visualization company Karl Storz SE & Co. as it works on its own robot-assisted surgery platform.
Orthopedic device companies have been actively developing products for surgical robotics, several through acquisitions.
Stryker’s success with its Mako robot-assisted surgery platform has other orthopedic device companies hastening to enter the space. The big question is whether long-term outcomes will justify the expensive technology.
Medtronic is betting robot-assisted surgery could be a game changer when it comes to spine surgeries. The company late last year closed on its $1.7 billion purchase of Mazor Robotics and its robot-assisted surgery platform for the spine. A month later, Medtronic launched its Mazor X Stealth robotic-assisted spinal surgical platform in the U.S. The…
Intuitive Surgical Inc. yesterday said that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its Ion system. The robotic endoluminal system is designed to enable doctors to conduct minimally invasive biopsies deep within the lung. Ion includes an articulating robotic catheter with an outer diameter of only 3.5 mm that is able to move 180 degrees in…
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by our sister website Medical Design & Outsourcing. Marty Emerson became CEO of Monteris Medical in July 2016. Within a month, the first report came in of a problem: The probe tip of the Plymouth, Minn.-based company’s NeuroBlate robot-assisted brain surgery device unintentionally heated up during the MRI-assisted…
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by our sister publication Medical Design & Outsourcing. Intuitive Surgical isn’t resting on its laurels when it comes to the surgical robotics field it dominates. The Sunnyvale, Calif.–based company is seeking to stay competitive through technologies, including computer-controlled navigated robotic catheters, contrast agents to improve imaging during procedures, and…
Titan Medical – the young, upstart Canadian robotic surgery company – is making a comeback this year. Just today, the company announced the completion of initial formative human factors studies for its Sport single port robotic surgical system. The Sport system boasts the ability for a variety of surgical instruments on snake-like arms to be deployed…