8 other surgical robotics companies you need to know

8 other surgical robotics companies you need to know

Versius Surgical Robotics System [Image from CMR Surgical]

You know the big hitters in surgical robots. Here are some companies that you might not know about, but that you should keep an eye on.

Last month , masdavis He compiled a list of 16 surgical robotics companies you need to know about. That list included the usual suspects, such as Intuitive, Medtronic, Johnson & Johnson, and others. But a list of 16 companies hardly scratches the surface.

The competition continues to heat up what is already one of Medtech’s hottest spaces. Here are eight other companies that have made waves in robot-assisted surgery recently:

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Surgical CMR Release
Precision medical instruments Simani
Magnetic Levita Mars
Virtuoso Surgical Virtuoso . system
eCential bots Surgevisio
Globus Medical ExcelsiusGPS
far movement Dexter
Quantum Surgeons Ebion

Surgical CMR

Cambridge, UK-based surgical CMR, took a huge step forward in 2021.

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Versius Surgical Robot [Image from CMR Surgical]

In June of last year, the developer of surgical robots raised $600 million in a Series D funding round. Funding was led by SoftBank Vision 2 Fund and Ally Bridge Group.

Surgeons use the company’s robotic surgery system across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and Latin America. CMR . announced completion From 5,000 surgeries worldwide earlier this year.

The company’s website says: “Versius is designed to enable surgeons to perform more minimally invasive surgery, so that more patients can access the highest quality surgical care.”

The platform is characterized by the freedom to place the port. This best suits each patient’s needs, allowing surgeons to operate the way they did laparoscopically, but with the benefits of robotic surgery, according to the company. It has a compact, lightweight and modular design that can be “easily” transported.

The company says the Versius’ compact design – enabled by v-wrist technology – optimizes it for almost any operation. Its collaborative arms and bed units can be set up and adjusted to provide direct patient access. The system includes a full range of wrist instruments and enhanced high-resolution 3D vision.

Altogether, this gives surgeons high levels of precision when performing complex procedural steps or working in hard-to-reach areas.

Precision medical instruments

Precision Medical Instruments, based in Pisa, Italy, has designed its Symani device to meet the challenges of microsurgery. It features NanoWrist tools to access and sew small, precise anatomy. This includes veins, arteries, nerves, and lymphatic vessels up to 0.3 mm in diameter. It provides motion scaling and reduces tremor to allow for precise precise movements.

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Symani . Robotic Surgery System [Image from Medical Microinstruments]

Symani was CE marked in 2019, and the company intends to accelerate commercialization in the United States and Asia Pacific. It also has plans to advance clinical research with a pivotal FDA investigational device exemption (IDE) study.

The company launched new NanoWrist tools for Symani earlier this month. Instruments include an ultra-fine needle catcher and a new extender in clinical procedures, both of which have yielded successful results in Europe.

Medical Microinstruments recently completed a corporate redistribution from Italy to the United States, and its Center of Excellence in Pisa, with 96 employees, will remain a center for research, development, manufacturing and other business activities. This news was accompanied by a $75 million Series B funding round this summer.

Magnetic Levita

Levita has designed the Magnetic Assisted Robotic Surgery (MARS) platform to help surgeons perform more high-volume abdominal procedures using fewer incisions and fewer personnel.

Levita's robotic surgery system has one arm to hold the magnet and one to control the surgical charges inside the patient's body
Levita . Magnetic Assisted Robotic Surgery (MARS) Platform [Photo courtesy of Levita]

The company’s system in Menlo Park, California includes less pain, faster recovery and less scarring. The technology includes a magnetic controller outside the body that moves tools inside the body. It’s based on the Levita Magnetic Surgical System that received FDA clearance in 2015. This portable device uses a magnet placed outside a patient’s abdomen to control a magnetic levitation inside the body during surgery, requiring only one incision instead of two.

Levita’s surgical robotics system improves visualization and helps maintain surgeon control of instruments while increasing hospital efficiency with fewer assistive personnel required for the procedure. The design is specifically targeted for high-volume abdominal surgeries or same-day emptying operations. Doctors in Chile performed the first procedures with this system last year.

In August, Levita raised $26 million to support the platform.

Virtuoso Surgical

Virtuoso says its technology can provide versatility in any procedure in which instruments are delivered through rigid endoscopes. These procedures include urology, gynecology, neurology, interventional pulmonology, orthopedics, thoracic surgery, ear, nose and throat surgery and other subspecialties.

Virtuoso Surgical Robotic Surgery System
[Image from Virtuoso Surgical]

“We are not aware of any technology that achieves the versatility, accuracy, and power of the Virtuoso Surgical, with such a small diameter,” said Robert J. Webster, co-founder and president of Virtuoso, in a press release. “It enables surgeons to use the hands to make more precise interventions deep into the body through endoscopes.”

The company says its surgical robot system has shown feasibility in animal, cadaver and tissue model studies. Surgeries included bladder cancer, uterine fibroids, prostate enlargement, central airway obstruction removal, endoscopic neurosurgery, and others.

The Nashville, Tennessee-based Virtuoso founders developed the patented technology at Johns Hopkins University and Vanderbilt University. Earlier this month, the company announced a $20 million share offering.

Virtuoso expects to complete product design by the end of this year and conduct final testing of the system in 2023.

eCential bots

The France-based company scored a major regulatory win this year by ridding the Food and Drug Administration of its Surgivio system.

Marketing image of the robotic arm of the eCential Robotics Robotic Spine Surgery System
The robotic arm of the eCential Robotics platform for spine surgery [Image courtesy of eCential Robotics]

Surgivisio is a 5-axis 2D x-ray robotic C-arm with integrated 3D image reconstruction and real-time navigation. The eCential system unifies 2D/3D imaging, navigation and robotics during surgery. The standardized system avoids unreliable calibration and registration steps and other pitfalls involved in traditional image-hopping coupling. It also simplifies the surgical workflow and automates the technical steps.

The eCential Surgical Robotics System has a single user interface for all devices. It is also possible to use the system with implants of any manufacturer. He is currently working on spine surgery applications. The company plans to expand the system’s uses for other orthopedic indications in the future.

France-based eCential Robotics Gières plans to start selling the system in North America with help from partnerships with US implant companies. The company has already sold 10 systems in Europe, and has performed more than 2,000 surgeries.

Globus Medical

Globus Medical Excelsius GPS
Excelsius GPS [Image from Globus Medical]

Globus Medical says it designed its surgical robot to enhance safety and improve efficiency for patients, staff and surgeons.

The Excelsius GPS system combines a rigid robotic arm and complete navigation capabilities in a single, adaptable platform to achieve precise alignment in spinal surgery. It aims to enhance accuracy and improve patient care, the company’s website reads.

In May, Globus announced that it had completed its first procedures with Excelsius3D functionality. When combined with ExcelsiusGPS, it provides an automated in-process and image-guided navigation solution to improve implant placement accuracy, reduce radiation exposure and shorten labor times. It is now commercially available in the United States

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Distalmotion based in Lausanne, Switzerland has designed the Dexter system for laparoscopic surgery in general surgery, gynecological surgery and urology.

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Dexter Robotic Assisted Surgery System [Image from Distalmotion]

The company says the Dexter Surgical Robotic System combines the affordability of laparoscopy with the benefits of robotic surgery for increased simplicity and versatility in space. Leading European hospitals are currently leading the development of procedural guidelines and training protocols for robotic surgery with Dexter as part of the Clinical Studies and Early Adoption Program (EAP). Dexter received CE Mark approval in Europe in December 2020.

In January, Distalmotion closed a $90 million Series E to support the platform. The company said it intends to use the funding to support Dexter’s global marketing.

Distalmotion said the latest investment arrives as the platform takes its first steps into the operating room, and a commercial rollout is awaited.

The company begins installments in Western Europe with a focus on global expansion, including in the United States. The company plans to work closely with the Food and Drug Administration on a US submission backed by the latest funding.

Quantum Surgeons

Quantum Surgical, based in Montpellier, France, designed the robotic-assisted Epione system to plan, target, deliver and confirm lumpectomy. The platform is used in the treatment of minimally invasive liver cancer.

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Epione . system [Image from Quantum Surgical]

The company said Epione enables doctors to perform safe and effective percutaneous resections of tumors, expanding this treatment option to more patients with liver cancer. The FDA granted platform 510(k) clearance in March.

The authorization allows the Epione interventional oncology robot to be marketed in the United States, with quantitative surgical planning to expand indications for the platform to other organs.

Quantum Surgical says it also has intentions to develop artificial intelligence (AI)-based decision support features for the Epione platform.

Here’s our original report on 16 robotic surgery companies >>

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