Hong Kong-based Agilis Robotics, which develops flexible robotic instruments that support endoscopic surgery, has announced it recently completed the second round of live animal testing using its proprietary robot. Dr. Jason Y.K. Chan, the co-founder of Agilis Robotics, has conducted the test with the firm’s second-generation device on a live pig specimen, successfully removing artificial…
Activ Surgical, which develops digital surgery systems, announced that it has completed its first artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled case using its ActivSight Intelligent Light (ActivSight), which is designed to provide enhanced visualization and real-time, on-demand surgical insights in the operating room. ActivSight is a module that attaches to today’s laparoscopic and robotic systems and integrates with standard…
Tokyo-based Ubitus and Smart Surgery Technology have announced the rollout of a virtual reality-driven surgery simulation application – Sim Surgery. Smart Surgery recently demonstrated the product at the Medical Taiwan Exhibition in early December 2022. The companies said ample practice is required for a medical student or even a doctor to become a skillful surgeon operating…
KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America, Inc., announced that its TIPCAM1 Rubina with ARTip SOLO robotic assistance has received an Innovative Technology designation from Vizient, Inc., the largest healthcare performance improvement company in the country. Each year, healthcare experts serving on Vizient member-led councils review select products and technologies for their potential to enhance clinical care, patient safety, and…
THINK Surgical, which develops orthopedic surgical robots, has announced that KDB Investment Global Healthcare of Korea, a new investor, has invested $100 million to enable a faster commercial launch of several new products.
Galen Robotics has announced it completed the first close for an oversubscribed Series A round with $15 million in funding, including investment from Ambix Healthcare Partners. The company is developing a new collaborative soft tissue surgical robot, which is intended to address unmet needs in the market.
XACT Robotics, which develops a comprehensive robotic system for interventional procedures, has announced that its ACE Xtend Remote Control Unit has received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This allows users to robotically insert and steer the XACT ACE Robotic System remotely from the control room. This feature for CT-guided percutaneous procedures is designed to improve physician workflows while limiting physician and other users’ exposure to radiation and reducing physical strain.
France-based eCential Robotics, which develops 2D/3D imaging, surgical navigation and robotics, has announced FDA 510(k) clearance of its 3D imaging, navigation and robotics guidance system, which secures the penetration of its unified robotic platform in the U.S.
AiM Medical Robotics, which is developing MRI-compatible intraoperative robotics for neurosurgery, has announced a prototype of its robotics platform, as well as funding from the Sontag Innovation Fund, one of the largest private funders of brain cancer research in the U.S. The new investment comes subsequent to the close of AiM’s seed financing round, which was announced in March 2022.
CMR Surgical has announced partnerships with two tele-mentoring companies – Teladoc Health and SurgEase Innovations – to enhance its ongoing training support for surgical teams using the company’s Versius Surgical Robotic System.
Levita Magnetics, which develops magnetic-assisted robotic surgery systems, has announced raising $26 million in Series C funding. The company said it will use the new funds to support regulatory and near-term commercial efforts in the U.S. for its Magnetic-Assisted Robotic Surgery (MARS) platform.
Israel-based ForSight Robotics, which is developing ophthalmic robotic surgery, has announced raising $55 million in Series A funding to advance its ORYOM surgical platform for fully robotic cataract surgery. The flagship robotic platform will increase accessibility to ophthalmic surgery procedures worldwide, the company said.
Paris-based Ganymed Robotics, which develops computer vision software and robotics technologies for orthopedic surgeons, has announced it raised €21 million ($21.3 million) in an oversubscribed Series B funding round.
CMR Surgical, which develops the Versius Surgical Robotic System, has announced that the robot has been used in 5,000 surgical procedures around the world. The 5,000th procedure was performed at Argenteuil Hospital, a public health center in Paris, where Dr. Patrick Bagan and his team performed a successful lung bi-segmentectomy for cancer.
Stryker, which develops medical technologies in orthopedics, neurotechnology and spine applications, has announced that its Q Guidance System has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). When used with Stryker’s Spine Guidance Software, the Q system is an advanced planning and intraoperative guidance system that can enable open or percutaneous computer-assisted surgery.
Italy’s Medical Microinstruments (MMI), a robotics company developing systems for patients undergoing microsurgery, has announced its Symani Surgical System Simulator developed by VirtaMed. The simulator aims to improve, expand and digitize pathways for Symani training as surgeons prepare to expand their microsurgical skills through robotics.