Kinova has been working with Auris Health to develop a purpose-built robotic arm to help enable meaningful progress in surgery.
J&J must face lawsuit in $3.4B Auris Health acquisition
Lawsuit alleges J&J executives misrepresented their intentions when it acquired Auris Health for $3.4 billion in 2019.
Ottava surgical assistant robot finally unveiled by Johnson & Johnson
After delays, Johnson & Johnson has announced its Ottava robot-assisted surgical platform, which it claimed will be more flexible than other systems currently on the market.
5 takeaways from Day 2 of the Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum
Robotic sensors, mobility, and manipulation are opening up new applications for healthcare robotics developers, said speakers at the inaugural Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum.
6 robotics applications demonstrating new tech, markets
As robots expand beyond manufacturing, what should developers know about new applications? Here are six examples of robotics needs.
Robotics investments recap: April 2019
Despite a few high-profile failures, robotics investments kept going strong in April 2019, with funding flowing to companies working on self-driving cars, supply chain automation, and robots in healthcare.
Robotics investments February 2019
Robotics investments totaled at least $4.3 billion in February 2019 in a steep increase from January, which had about $1.4 billion. In addition, companies reported approximately $3.9 billion worth of acquisitions this past month. Any political or economic jitters have not yet harmed the mood for robot deals. The Robotic Industries Association noted yesterday that robot…
J&J acquires Auris Health for $3.4B
Johnson & Johnson (J&J) is upping its robotic surgery play as its subsidiary Ethicon today inked a $3.4 billion deal to acquire Auris Health and its FDA-cleared Monarch platform. Auris is surgical robotics pioneer Dr. Fred Moll’s newest robotic surgical play. New Brunswick, N.J.-based Johnson & Johnson said the deal will include an additional $2.35 billion in milestone-based…
Auris Health raises $220M for medical robotics platform
Auris Health closed a $220 million equity financing round to support its next-generation Monarch robotic interventional platform. The funding round brings the total raised for the Auris Health Monarch surgical platform up to $700 million over four rounds, Auris Health said. Redwood City, Calif.-based Auris Health said the round was led by Partner Fund Management…
Auris Health Wins FDA Approval for Monarch Surgical Robot
Auris Health, previously known as Auris Surgical Robotics and formed by Intuitive Surgical (NSDQ:ISRG) founder Dr. Frederic Moll, won FDA clearance for its Monarch robotic endoscopy platform. The Redwood City, Calif.-based company said it’s Monarch robotic platform’s initial aim will be on treating lung cancer, with the FDA clearance indicating the device for use in…