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Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Medical First: Robot Operates Inside Human Eye
In a medical first, surgeons have used a robot to operate inside the human eye, greatly improving the accuracy of a delicate surgery to remove fine membrane growth on the retina. Such growth distorts vision and, if left unchecked, can lead to blindness in the...
September 12, 2017
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Medrobotics Announces World’s First Robotic-Assisted Scarfree™ Colorectal Surgery 
RAYNHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Medrobotics Corp., a medical robotics company, announced today that Dr. Vincent Obias, Director of Robotics and Professor of Colorectal Surgery at the George Washington University Hospital, successfully completed the world’s first colorectal surgery with the Flex Robotic System. Dr. Obias removed...
August 31, 2017
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Harvard Researchers Create Soft Robotic Arm to Make Endoscopies Easier
Harvard researchers have created a rigid-soft robotic arm for endoscopes that can sense, flex and has multiple degrees of freedom. Flexible endoscopes fit through narrow passages to reach difficult parts of the body. Once they reach their target, the devices need rigid surgical...
August 25, 2017
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
iotaMotion Raises $2 Million To Develop Surgical Robotics For Cochlear Implantation
IOWA CITY, Iowa, Aug. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — iotaMotion, Inc., a medical device start-up spun out from the University of Iowa’sOtolaryngology Department, announced today that the company has raised $2 million in a seed financing round to fuel the development of novel robotic systems for cochlear implantation surgery. The...
August 18, 2017
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
TransEnterix Announces Enhanced Capability to Perform Micro Incision Robotic Surgery
  RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE MKT: TRXC), a medical device company that is pioneering the use of robotics to improve minimally invasive surgery, today announced that surgeons have now performed the first 3mm micro laparoscopic robotic surgeries in the world...
August 1, 2017
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Mazor Receives Orders For 19 Surgical Robotic Systems
The surgical robotic company expects its second quarter revenue to reach $15.4 million. Mazor Robotics Ltd. (Nasdaq: MZOR; TASE:MZOR) today announced that it had received 19 orders for its robot surgical systems in the second quarter of 2017. The company expects its second...
July 10, 2017
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Robots for Assisted Living 
The Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) will host the first European- Commission funded European Robotics League (ERL) tournament for service robots to be held in the UK. Two teams from the BRL and Birmingham will pitch their robots against each other in a series...
June 26, 2017
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Neuromonitoring Company Founded by Former NFL Quarterback Set to Go Public
Assure Holdings, an intraoperative neuromonitoring company founded by former NFL quarterback Preston Parsons, will begin trading on the TSX Venture Exchange on May 29, under the trading symbol IOM. Assure Neuromonitoring, a wholly owned subsidiary of Assure Holdings Inc. (IOM:TSX.V), provides intraoperative neuromonitoring...
June 13, 2017
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
SELLING in the O.R. — 6 Rules For Knowing When to Speak Up… and When to Keep Your Mouth Shut
We wanted to share a great article from Hannibal Bray – Medical Device Sales Leader & Coach, New Technology Expert.  Make sure to click the link below to read the article in its entirety and share his article with your connections. 1. The Patient Always Comes...
May 25, 2017
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