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Surgery and Surgical Robotics
First Robotic Surgery Performed to Remove Kidney Cancer Extending into the Heart 
A surgical team at Keck Medicine of USC pushed the boundaries of clinical care by performing the first-ever robotic, minimally invasive surgical removal of a stage IV tumor thrombus — the removal of a kidney cancer tumor that extends into the heart. The nearly...
April 27, 2017
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Do You Believe? Elon Musk Promises Human-to-Human Telepathy with New Company Neuralink
Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, by way of blogger and cartoonist Tim Urban, has revealed in a 36,400-word illustrated explainer the thinking behind his new company Neuralink and its mission to use brain implants to directly link human minds to computers. The post argues that we...
April 24, 2017
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
7D Surgical Enters Into Key Distribution Agreements in the US for Its Breakthrough Image Guidance System for Spine Surgery
TORONTO, April 20, 2017 — 7D Surgical, developer of groundbreaking surgical navigation technologies, announced today that it has entered into exclusive sales representative agreements with two premier American medical device distributors covering key strategic geographies in the United States.  Surgical One Inc. will represent 7D...
April 21, 2017
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
15 Keynotes on Spinal Surgical Robotics
Robotics is making its mark on the spine industry, promising high accuracy and low complication rates. Here are 15 keynotes on the expanding field of robotics in spine surgery. 1. The worldwide spinal surgical robotics market is currently valued at $26 million, likely...
March 27, 2017
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Mazor Robotics Combines Commercialization Efforts with Medtronic
ORLANDO, Fla., March 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Mazor Robotics Ltd. is a global leader in the development and distribution of innovative surgical guidance systems for spine and brain surgery. Mazor Robotics Inc., the US subsidiary of Mazor Robotics LTD is recognized as one...
March 21, 2017
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
TransEnterix’s Senhance Surgical Robot Nearing FDA 510(k) Submission
After some slight delays over the past year, TransEnterix’s Senhance System is scheduled for an FDA 510(k) submission in the next couple months, with potential clearance expected this year. The company has also been commercializing the robotic surgery system in Europe—will the go-to-market...
March 9, 2017
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Individually Controlling Magnetic Micromachines Within The Body
Magnetic micromachines can be delivered into the body and then controlled externally using a magnetic field. Such micromachines could be used to deliver a therapeutic agent to a specific location in a minimally invasive manner or control adaptive implants. However, in many cases...
March 7, 2017
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Corindus Vascular Robotics Receives $45m Private Placement
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) got in on a $45 million private placement for Corindus Vascular Robotics (NYSE:CVRS) and the CorPath GRX device it’s developing for cardiac and peripheral vascular procedures. New investors BioStar Ventures, Consonance Capital and Hudson Executive Capital also participated, joining existing backers HealthCor Partners Management and...
March 2, 2017
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Can Tiny Robots Revolutionize Eye Surgery?
Last September, Robert MacLaren, an ophthalmologist and professor at Oxford University, plunged a tiny robotic arm into William Beaver’s eye. A membrane had recently contracted on the 70-year-old priest’s retina, pinching it into an uneven shape and causing him to see the world...
February 24, 2017
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