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Surgery and Surgical Robotics
J&J Acquires Robotic-Surgery Firm Auris for $3.4 Billion
Focused on creating the next frontier of surgery, Johnson & Johnson, today announced that Ethicon, Inc., entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Auris Health, Inc. for approximately $3.4 billion in cash. Additional contingent payments of up to $2.35 billion,...
February 13, 2019
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Northwestern Memorial Hospital Performs First US Robotic Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
Northwestern Memorial Hospital is the first in the country to successfully complete robotic-assisted lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) using the da Vinci Xi Surgical System® to remove diseased, emphysematous tissue within the lungs for the treatment of severe emphysema, a progressive form of...
January 21, 2019
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
TransEnterix Wins FDA Clearance for Senhance Ultrasonic Instruments
TransEnterix, Inc., a medical device company that is digitizing the interface between surgeons and patients to improve minimally invasive surgery, today announced the Company received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Senhance Ultrasonic System. “Advanced energy devices are used within a high percentage...
January 15, 2019
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
IRRAS’s Intracranial Bleeding Management Device Used on First U.S. Patient
IRRAS AB, a commercial-stage medical-technology company, today announced that the first patient in the United States was successfully treated with IRRAflow, the company’s initial product that offers an innovative, therapeutic approach to the fluid management of patients with intracranial bleeding. “The US is the largest market for intracranial procedures, and...
January 10, 2019
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Titan Medical’s Sport Robotic System Nearing Commercialization
Titan Medical Inc., a medical device company focused on the design and development of a robotic surgical system for application in minimally invasive surgery, announces that it has completed the system engineering confidence build for all components of its single-port robotic...
January 3, 2019
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
BrainScope Receives FDA Clearance for Multi-Parameter Concussion Assessment
BrainScope, a medical neuro-technology company focused on concussion and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) assessment, announced today that it has received FDA clearance to include additional language in its product’s Indications for Use (IFU), adding key terminology related to “multi-modal,...
January 2, 2019
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
TransEnterix Prepping for a $75M Offering
TransEnterix is planning for an upcoming $75 million offering, according to a recently posted SEC filing. The Research Triangle Park, N.C.-based company said that Stifel, Nicolaus & Company will serve as its sale agent in the offering, but the company has...
December 31, 2018
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
ConMed Spending $365M on Buffalo Filter’s Surgical Technology
CONMED Corporation today announced a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Buffalo Filter LLC (Buffalo Filter) for $365 million on a cash-free, debt-free basis. The transaction is expected to be financed through a combination of new convertible notes and an expanded and...
December 17, 2018
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Is the Appendix the Key to Parkinson’s Disease? 
Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative neurological disorder that impairs brain cells and causes movement problems, could have its origins in the appendix, a new study suggests. The vestigial organ, the researchers say, could be the source of proteins that can find...
November 2, 2018
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