Siemens Healthineers acquired Corindus for $1.1 billion in 2019. Corindus develops the CorPath robot-assisted device for coronary and peripheral vascular procedures.
Intuition Robotics launches ElliQ 2.0 and companion app
Intuition Robotics launched an updated version of its digital care companion for aging adults, that includes hardware and software updates, called ElliQ 2.0.
Ekso Bionics buys Parker Hannifin’s exoskeleton business for $10M
The deal includes the planned development of robotic-assisted orthotic and prosthetic devices, the companies said.
Titan Medical to begin strategic review, may explore sale
Titan Medical announced today that it plans to review and evaluate strategic alternatives to unlock shareholder value.
CMR Surgical, J&J partnering on surgical robotics
Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon business unit will sell CMR’s surgical robotics system to select hospitals in Italy, France, Germany and Brazil.
Bionaut Labs raises $43M for drug delivery robots
Through magnetic propulsion, the company’s Bionauts can navigate the human body and deliver drugs locally.
CMR Surgical installs 100th Versius surgical robotics system
There are now Versius robots in operation across Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Exoskeletons qualify for direct disability compensation in Germany
BARMER announced it will accept a ruling from state courts that made exoskeletons considered as direct disability compensation.
Inside Samantha Johnson’s quest to build robots for deafblind people
Tatum Robotics won the RoboBusiness Pitchfire robotics startup competition. It’s building an anthropomorphic hand that signs tactile sign languages for people with deafblindness who can’t hear or see.
Titan Medical seeks share consolidation to retain public listing
Surgical robotics company described share consolidation as the last option to regain compliance with Nasdaq’s $1 per share minimum bid price requirement and retain its listing.
Galen Robotics brings in $15 million in oversubscribed round
Galen Robotics is a surgical robotics company looking to erase the large capital expenditures end-users face when considering surgical robotics.
THINK Surgical brings in $100M
THINK Surgical announced that it brought in a $100 million investment from KDB Investment Global Healthcare of Korea.
Stanford researchers create robotic boot that helps people walk
Engineers at Stanford University have created a boot-like robotic exoskeleton that can increase walking speed and reduce walking effort.
CIONIC brings in $12.5M for bionic clothing
CIONIC, a bionic clothing company, brought in $12.5 million in Series A funding, bringing the company’s total funding to date to $23 million.
UCSF partners with FDA for robotic surgery trial
UCSF Health is preparing for the only FDA-approved study of the use of single port robotic technology for colorectal surgery in the U.S.
Symani Surgical System takes the surgeon out of the operating area
The Symani Surgical System, which can remove the surgeon from the operating area, has already performed five surgeries.
MassRobotics, Festo, Mitsubishi Electric, MITRE, Novanta to support healthcare robotics startups
The Healthcare Robotics Startup Catalyst program objective is to provide startups with connections, guidance and resources.
Levita Magnetics raises $26M for Magnetic-Assisted Robotic Surgery platform
Levita Magnetics said it has raised $26 million to fund regulatory and commercial progress on its Magnetic-Assisted Robotic Surgery (MARS) platform.
Titan Medical to start manufacturing Enos systems later this year
The goal is to commercially launch Enos in early 2025 after securing a De Novo market authorization from the FDA.
MIRA surgical robot to be tested in space in 2024
MIRA will work inside a microwave-oven-sized experiment locker, and will perform tasks like cutting simulated tissue.
Lessons learned in medical robotics development
Enrique Romo, VP of research and innovation at Noah Medical, explains the company’s four tenets of robotics innovation.
Surgical robotics maker Intuitive misses mark in Q2
Intuitive warned COVID-19 will likely continue to have an adverse impact on da Vinci procedure volumes.