JustRight Surgical, the company pioneering mini-laparoscopic surgical instruments, announced it has entered into a licensing agreement with Intuitive Surgical, a global technology leader in robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery. The agreement provides Intuitive Surgical with a worldwide, exclusive license to JustRight Surgical’s intellectual property in energy-based vessel sealing and tissue stapling technologies for use in the robotics field. The deal also includes joint product development and an equity financing arrangement.
“We are excited to team up with Intuitive Surgical to expand the impact of JustRight Surgical’s technology beyond pediatric patients,” says Robert Kline, CEO of JustRight Surgical. “Our Low Power Vessel Sealing technology and Mini Mechanical Stapler combined with Intuitive Surgical’s minimally invasive expertise will now have the potential to improve safety and outcomes for adult-sized patients undergoing robotic surgery.”
JustRight’s low power vessel sealing technology permanently fuses vessels while using significantly less energy, a major advance in safety when performing minimally invasive surgical procedures.
“The collaboration with Intuitive Surgical marks a major milestone for JustRight,” Kline says. “The entry into adult robotic surgery significantly expands the reach and applicability of our mission of enabling safer and more precise laparoscopic surgery through the delivery of exceptional surgical technologies and instruments.”