Titan Medical adds Columbia University Med Center to Sport feasibility trials

Titan Medical (TSX:TMD) said today it inked a deal to add Columbia University Medical Center to the feasibility and validation studies of its robotic Sport surgical system. The Toronto-based company said it expects the study to commence at Columbia by the 4th quarter of 2017 and into 2018. “Single port robotic surgery has tremendous potential to be […]

Titan Medical installs first SPORT Surgical System in feasibility, validation studies

Titan Medical announced the installation of its SPORT Surgical System, a single-port robotic surgical system, at the Florida Hospital Nicholson Center training facility. It’s the first installation for the company’s pre-clinical feasibility and validation studies on the device. “We are thrilled to announce the first of three installations planned in U.S. and European Centers of…

Medtronic, Mazor Robotics close $40 million round

Mazor Robotics (NSDQ:MZOR) said today that closed the third, $40 million tranche of a deal with Medtronic (NYSE:MDT), which is due to take on exclusive global distribution rights for the Mazor X robot-assisted surgery device. It’s the third investment in the Israeli surgical robotics concern for Fridley, Minn.-based Medtronic, taking its total investment to $72 million, 10.6% stake in…

Cambridge Medical Robotics unveils first look at Versius ‘bot

Cambridge Medical Robotics released the first photos today of its surgical robot, Versius, designed to make minimal access surgery more widely available and easier to perform. “We’ve designed Versius with surgeons in mind. By equipping them with a remarkable tool, fit for their demanding job, we can change the way surgery is delivered,” CEO Martin…

Analysis: Robotic surgery will thrive in 3 major areas

Global science, product and technology development company Sagentia claims that robotic surgery is going to continue to play an influential role in three niche areas including minimally-invasive surgery, specialist functional applications and patient management. The company predicts that continuum and snake robots will be beneficial to minimally-invasive surgical procedures because they are able to navigate

How surgeons are using robots for cochlear implants

A group of surgeons and engineers have created a surgical robot for cochlear implantation that can perform surgery that is otherwise difficult for surgeons to do manually. The team included surgeons and engineers from Inselspital, Bern University Hospital and the ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research at the University of Bern. A cochlear implant is

6 surgical robots that will surprise you

Researchers around the globe have created surgical robots for solutions to procedures that are generally invasive and time-consuming. Whether its eye surgery or even finding a vein to draw blood, healthcare practitioners face daunting tasks, but robots have made these procedures easier (as easy as the DaVinci makes it look when peeling a grape and

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Renishaw brings its stereotactic robot to Canada

The London Health Sciences Center in London, Ontario, has installedRenishaw’s Neuromate stereotactic robot, the first instance of the robot in Canada. The procedure was a stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG), which uses an intracerebral electrode to measure electrical signals in the brain. The goal of the procedure is to figure out which part of the brain generate the sudden

Check out this global robotic surgery event

Starting on June 15, at 8 am (GMT), check out the fifth worldwide 24-hour robotic surgery event. The live event, hosted by the Worldwide Robotic Surgery Education (WRSE), incorporates 15 surgeries from leading robotic centers on four different continents. The roving studio features presentations, masterclasses, and expert-led discussions. Dr. Peter Wiklund is a member of

3D printing could make bionic skin possible: Here’s how

University of Minnesota researchers 3D printed tiny stretchable electronic sensory devices that could enable bionic skin for surgical robots – or a new class of wearables directly printed onto human skin. Their work appeared May 5 in the journal Advanced Materials. “This stretchable electronic fabric we developed has many practical uses,” said Michael McAlpine, a

Thinking about wading into robotic surgery? We’ve got some advice for you

There are a handful of companies in the robotic surgical space. But that is about to change. There is ample evidence that the robotic surgical device market is going to explode in the next 3 to 5 years. We recently spoke with Todd Pope, CEO of TransEnterix who said there is a lot of opportunity

TransEnterix CEO: Robotic surgery has a big problem

Todd Pope has been working in the surgical robotics space for over a decade. As the CEO of TransEnterix, which has developed Senhance surgical assistance device, Pope believes the surgical robotics market is about to explode. But before it can take off, Pope noted that players have to address a really big problem with robotic

Titan Medical CEO Wants To Up The Game In Robotic Surgery: Here’s How

Titan Medical’s Comeback Titan Medical – the young, upstart Canadian robotic surgery company – is making a comeback this year. Just today, the company announced the completion of initial formative human factors studies for its Sport single port robotic surgical system. The Sport system boasts the ability for a variety of surgical instruments on snake-like arms

Robotic surgery is taking off: Here’s what you need to know

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Oxford robotic surgery, synthetic retina advances could help visually impaired

The University of Oxford has recently had some major advances for treating the visually impaired. Surgeons at the university recently performed the world’s first operation inside the eye using robotics and a student created what the university says is the first synthetic retina. Surgeons go inside the eye with robots Ophthalmology professor Robert MacLaren and Nuffield