Ron Tavlin allegedly informed a friend about Medtronic’s impending acquisition announcement of Mazor Robotics in 2018.
Medtronic: Hugo surgical robot behind schedule
Medtronic’s rollout of their Hugo robotics assisted surgical robot will be delayed due to supply-chain issues.
Medtronic’s Hugo robot surgical system receives CE approval
The CE mark covers urologic and gynecologic procedures, which make up approximately half of all robotic procedures performed today, according to the company.
Medtronic Hugo surgical robot completes first clinical procedure
The procedure marks the beginning of the Hugo system patient registry, which will collect clinical data as Medtronic seeks regulatory submissions.
Top 10 transactions in robotics in 2020
Robotics investments recap: September 2020
In September 2020, healthcare robotics, drones for inspection, and industrial automation received funding, but transactions slowed for autonomous vehicle developers.
‘New’ Medtronic the goal of CEO Geoff Martha’s plans for surgical robotics maker
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.
Robotics investments recap: July 2020
In July 2020, autonomous vehicles, industrial automation, and surgical robots continued to receive funding at steady levels in comparison with the same period last year.
Titan Medical resumes development of Sport single-port robotic surgical system
Titan Medical, which last year delayed research and development for its Sport surgical robot, has resumed work with new financing and help from Medtronic.
Titan Medical, Medtronic agree to cooperate on surgical robotics development
Titan Medical, which has been trying to raise money, and Medtronic, which has been looking to expand its surgical robotics offerings, have signed development, licensing, and loan agreements.
Phoenix Children’s Hospital to deploy Medtronic neurosurgery robot
Phoenix Children’s Hospital today announced it will be the first health system in the U.S. to receive and deploy the newly FDA-cleared Medtronic Stealth Autoguide platform to perform robotic neurosurgery on pediatric patients. The platform will be used with Medtronic’s StealthStation system at the Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI) at Phoenix Children’s, with procedures expected to…
Medtronic: Mazor X robots could fall on patients during surgery
Medtronic said today some of its Mazor X surgical robotic systems could detach and fall onto the OR table, potentially injuring a patient. The problem affects Mazor X systems with positioner Type II, the company said in an urgent field safety notice (PDF) issued in the U.K. It wasn’t immediately clear if the problem that causes…
6 types of surgical procedures getting robotic assistance
The range of surgical procedures that robots can assist is widening, even as systems become more specialized.
Medtronic unveils modular robotic surgery system in development
Medtronic is taking advantage of its experience in medical device manufacturing and instrumentation in the development of its new modular robot-assisted surgical platform.
Robotics investments recap: July 2019
In July 2019, investments in robotics, autonomous vehicles, and drones increased, despite a decline in the number of transactions.
Medtronic offers hints about upcoming surgical robot
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.
7 companies transforming orthopedics with robot-assisted surgery
Orthopedic device companies have been actively developing products for surgical robotics, several through acquisitions.
Stryker strives for market share in orthopedic surgery robots
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.
Q&A: Medtronic’s Dave Anderson on surgical robotics
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…
Mazor X Stealth robot-assisted spinal surgery launches in US
Medtronic has launched its Mazor X Stealth robotic-assisted spinal surgical platform in the U.S., touting its recent use in its first commercial procedures. The first uses of the system took place at Louisville, Ky.’s Norton Healthcare and Reston, Va.’s Reston Hospital Center, the Fridley, Minn.-based medtech giant said. “The marriage of robotics and navigation represents the…
Mazor Robotics acquired by Medtronic in $1.7B deal
Medtronic has closed the $1.7 billion acquisition of Mazor Robotics and its robot-assisted surgery platform. Medtronic capped the buyout with the announcement that its first jointly produced product won an FDA nod. Last month Caesarea, Israel-based Mazor said its shareholders voted to approve the $58.50-per-ADR-share deal with the world’s largest medical device maker, which has…
Mazor Robotics bought by Medtronic for $1.6B
Medtronic has owned since 2016 a $300 million stake (about 11%) in Mazor, which is widely regarded as a leader in robot-assisted spine surgery. By 2022, the global spinal surgical robotics market is expected to reach $2.77 billion. Mazor makes the Mazor X guidance system and the Renaissance robot-assisted spine surgery platform. Medtronic became the…