Name of Company: Corindus Vascular Robotics

CorPath Vascular Robotics System: The Massachussets company has developed the robot to provide a safer, better alternative to the manual angioplasty and percutaneous coronary interventions.

The system comprised a bedside robotic device that is controlled by the surgeon at an...

April 29th, 2016
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Name of Company: Verb Surgical

Unknown: In August, 2015, Verb Surgical was created as a joint venture between Verily (formerly Google Life Sciences) and Johnson & Johnson to rewrite the very definition of what surgical robotics or indeed surgery has come to mean.

The California startup's robotic technology comes from SRI Robotics and...

April 29th, 2016
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Name of Company: Stryker

MAKO robot: The Michigan ortho company acquired the MAKO robot and has integrated its Triathlon total knee into that obotic system. Although already FDA-cleared, the company's CEO, Kevin Lobo, has decided to delay its launch for more than a year in order to conduct observational studies that will help inform the launch. 

MAKO is available to do partial hips and total hip replacements as well.

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April 29th, 2016
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Name of Company: Titan Medical

SPORT Surgical System: The Canadian company has developed the SPORT surgical system to aid surgeons to perform minimally invasive procedures to treat sport injuries. 

The system comprises a robot that includes a 3-D high definition vision system and multi-articulating instruments for performing the surgery as well a surgeon workstation. Through the latter, the...

April 29th, 2016
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Name of Company: TransEnterix

SurgiBot and Alf-X: The North Carolina company got a rude shock in mid April when FDA rejected its SurgiBot robot deeming it to be not substantially equivalent to a predicate device. Its fate is unknown at this time.

However, TransEnterix has a second robot - the ALF-X system that it got through an...

April 29th, 2016
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Name of Company: OMNI

OMNIbotics : The orthopedics company was the first FDA-cleared device to provide robotic assistance to total knee replacements.

The system procedures use a proprietary patented bone morphing technology to build and displays a 3D model of a patient's...

April 29th, 2016
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Name of Company: Medtech

ROSA Brain: The French firm has develoepd the robot to robot to be used for any type of cranial procedure requiring surgical planning with preoperative data, patient registration and precise positioning and handling of instruments, according to the company's website.

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April 29th, 2016
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Name of Company: Mazor Robotics

Mazor Robotics Renaissance System: It is the first, FDA-cleared and CE Marked imaging-based surgical guidance system for spinal surgery and can be also used for brain surgery. 

The Israeli company has touted the fact that complications as well...

April 29th, 2016
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Tax experts offer insight into the various government efforts to prevent inversions. Will these measures halt such transactions in the medtech space?

Ori Epstein, Robert Verzi, and Philip Brudney

About a year and a half ago, the pending mega-merger of Covidien and Medtronic was the talk of the medical device industry and, more broadly, the M&A world. The merger would have formed a medical device giant and been one of the largest mergers ever accomplished in the medical device industry.

Amidst all the buzz in the medical device community, there was a different type of buzz growing in our nation’s capital. The Treasury Department, Congress, and the president were all interested in the pending deal for an entirely different reason. The merger was...

April 29th, 2016
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Intuitive Surgical may be the leader in surgical robotics, but these eight companies aren't sitting idle. Some already have devices on the market. 

Arundhati Parmar

MD+DI has been digging into the world of surgical robotics looking not only the landscape but also at upstart companies looking to shake up the status quo in which Intuitive Surgical is head honcho.

So, continuing on that theme, here are eight robotics companies or technologies...

April 28th, 2016
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