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Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Medtronic to buy Mazor Robotics for $1.64 Billion
  Mazor Robotics Ltd., an Israeli biotech firm that develops robotic surgical systems, announced Friday it was being acquired by Irish-American medical device company Medtronic for a sum of $1.64 billion, the biggest-ever “exit” for an Israeli biotech company. Medtronic...
September 21, 2018
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
XACT Robotics Receives CE Mark for Robotic Navigation and Steering System
XACT Robotics, a pioneer in robotic navigation and steering solutions for percutaneous image-guided procedures, announced today that it has received CE Mark approval for its robotics navigation and steering system for image-guided percutaneous procedures, such as ablations and biopsies. The...
September 19, 2018
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
New Biomedical Review Finds Failure Rate in Some Surgical Mesh Treatments Unacceptably High
Failure rates in some treatments using surgical mesh are unacceptably high according to a newly published comprehensive biomedical review that considers the findings from peer-reviewed scientific articles assessing its use. In addition, the review concludes that more experiments should have...
September 18, 2018
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Intuitive Surgical Submits New Robotic-Assisted Platform to FDA for Obtaining Lung Biopsies
Intuitive Surgical, Inc., the pioneer and a global technology leader in robotic-assisted, minimally invasive surgery, today announced it has submitted a premarket notification to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the company’s new flexible robotic-assisted, catheter-based platform, designed to navigate...
September 6, 2018
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Ultrasound-Guided Transcervical Fibroid Ablation System FDA Cleared 
Gynesonics, a women’s healthcare company focused on the development of minimally-invasive solutions for symptomatic uterine fibroids, today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA to market its Sonata® Sonography-Guided Transcervical Fibroid Ablation (Sonata) System. The Sonata System...
August 24, 2018
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
7D Surgical’s Cranial Machine-Vision Guided Surgical System FDA Approved
7D Surgical announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Cranial Module.  This achievement is a crucial step in the commercial launch of 7D Surgical’s innovative Machine-vision Image Guided Surgery...
August 13, 2018
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Implantable Surgical Mesh may cause Autoimmune Disorders
Surgical mesh implants, often used for hernia or gynecological repair, may be the reason so many patients report symptoms of an autoimmune disorder, according to a University of Alberta rheumatologist. ‘In my practice, I studied 40 patients who had mesh...
August 1, 2018
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Novel Intracranial Fluid Management System Receives 510(k)
IRRAS AB, a commercial-stage medical technology company focused on developing and commercializing transformative treatments to manage intracranial fluids, announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for IRRAflow, its integrated, closed medical device system that...
July 17, 2018
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Digital Surgery’s AI Platform Will Guide Surgical Teams Through Complex Procedures
Digital Surgery, a health tech company shaping the future of surgery through the convergence of surgical expertise and technology, today announced it has developed and successfully demonstrated the world’s first real-time, dynamic artificial intelligence (AI) system designed for the operating...
July 16, 2018
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