Smith + Nephew (S+N) is heating up the surgical robotics space by launching a new handheld robotics platform.
CORI is a surgeon-controlled handheld robotic platform, and its modular design will enable it to be scaled across the orthopedic service line. S+N said it will continue to introduce new applications for this robotics platform. S+N also announced the launch of its Real Intelligence brand of enabling technology solutions.
The London-based company said the robot is available for both unicompartmental knee arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty.
CORI is surgeon-controlled handheld robotics, and its modular design will enable it to be scaled across the orthopedic service line. S+N will continue to introduce new applications for this robotics platform.
"The introduction of the CORI Surgical System's handheld robotics, patient engagement tools, and outcomes measurement are the very first steps in a long-term strategy to advance orthopedics using technology,” Skip Kiil, President of Orthopedics for S+N.
Cori’s launch comes on the heels of the S&N reporting that it would have a 29% decline in sales for the quarter. The company said the decline was because of the negative impact of COVID-19 and plans to release the full results of 2Q20, July 29th.
In a release, the company said, “we are encouraged by the improving performance as the quarter progressed, with underlying revenue declines of -47% in April (as previously disclosed), -27% in May and around -12% in June. Performance was correlated strongly with the easing of lockdown restrictions and resumption of elective surgeries.”