Correction and Replacement KARL STORZ Obtains Innovative Technology Rating from Vizient for the TIPCAM1 Rubina with ARTip SOLO Robotic Assistance

Correction and Replacement KARL STORZ Obtains Innovative Technology Rating from Vizient for the TIPCAM1 Rubina with ARTip SOLO Robotic Assistance

EL SEGUNDO, CA – () – Please replace the version dated December 20, 2022 with the following corrected version due to multiple revisions.

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Designation recognizes products contracted with Vizient that bring improvements to the healthcare industry

KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America, Inc. proudly announces that the TIPCAM®1 Rubina® with robotic ARTip® SOLO technology has been awarded the Innovative Technology Rating by Visanet, Inc., the nation’s largest health care performance improvement company. KARL STORZ demonstrated the TIPCAM1 Rubina with ARTip SOLO at the Vizient Innovative Technology Exchange on October 17 in Dallas, Texas.

Each year, health care experts serving on boards led by Vizient members review specific products and technologies for their potential to enhance clinical care, patient safety, and health care worker safety or to improve the business operations of healthcare organizations. Innovative technology designations are awarded to previously contracted products to indicate to healthcare providers that these innovations can have a positive impact on patient care and business models.

TIPCAM1 Rubina is the only advanced endoscopy solution on the market that gives surgeons access to the most sophisticated 4K imaging visualization technologies in 2D, 3D, and near-indocyanine green (NIR/ICG) all-in-one video endoscopes using the ONE System, KARL The STORZ IMAGE1™ S. ARTip SOLO robotic camera guidance system, paired with the TIPCAM1 Rubina, enables the surgeon to maintain stability and precise control of the field of view. This improves the environment for training surgeons in technical skills, enabling them to work on their own – which can improve efficiency, and thus lower overall costs. It also provides an optimal ergonomics, especially in long procedures (Hollander et al., 2019).

Advanced technologies such as 4K 3D and 4K NIR/ICG provide the ability to visualize important details during surgery often resulting in improved safety and outcomes. According to the European Society of Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) consensus published in 2019 by Arezzo et al. 3D imaging was associated with a significant decrease in task completion time in 63.8% of the reports while 62.2% of the reports observed a significant decrease in errors. Similarly, procedures including laparoscopic suturing reduced surgery time by 15 minutes using 3D versus 2D imaging, a clinically relevant finding. NIR/ICG can reduce complication rates through assessment of blood flow and visualization of critical anatomy (van den Bos et al. 2018).

Given the complexities of surgery, having access to different tools can give the surgeon the confidence to properly evaluate and create a safe surgical plan. The unique combination of TIPCAM1 Rubina and ARTip SOLO allows hospitals to bridge the gap between robotics and laparoscopy by recreating a robotic experience, incorporating advanced technologies that deliver value without significant capital expenditure.

“KARL STORZ is committed to providing high-quality products to enable optimal surgical flow and advanced patient care. Advances in simplified robot-assisted imaging allow its use across multiple surgical specialties, in all of hospitals and ambulatory care settings in rural and urban patient populations, providing equal access to health care.”

“Healthcare experts on Vizient Member Boards evaluated the robot-assisted TIPCAM1 Rubina ARTip SOLO as part of the Innovative Technology Program,” said Kelly Flaharty, Vizient’s senior director of contract services. “This designation indicates that the TIPCAM1 Rubina with ARTip SOLO robotic assistance has one or more qualities that set it apart from similar products and has the potential to drive incremental improvement in healthcare. Congratulations to KARL STORZ.”

For more detailed information, on TIPCAM®1 Rubina® technology and ARTip® SOLO technology, visit

Holländer SW, Klingen HJ, Fritz M, Djalali P, Birk D. Robotic camera assistance and its benefits in conventional laparoscopy procedures 1033: prospective clinical trial using a joystick-guided camera mount. Surge Technol Int. 2014 Nov; 25: 19-23. PMID: 25419950.

van den Bos J; Al-Taher m. Schols RM; Van Kuijk S. Bouvy ND; Stassen LPS Journal of Laparoscopy and Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A 28(2): 157-167, 20181557-9034 PMID: 29106320

About Vizient

Vizient represents a diverse membership that includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health service delivery networks, and non-acute health care providers and represents approximately $130 billion in annual purchase volume. through Innovative Technology ProgramVizient works with boards and member-led task forces to evaluate products for their potential to bring real innovation to healthcare. Vizient may award a contract for products deemed worthy of the Innovative Technology Designation outside of the competitive bidding cycle.


KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America, Inc. is a leader and innovator in endoscopic technology and imaging solutions in virtually all surgical specialties. KARL STORZ provides solutions that facilitate operational efficiencies and workflows across different sites of care, so that healthcare providers can deliver optimal patient care in the most cost-effective way. The group is a subsidiary of KARL STORZ SE & Co. KG, a leading global, family-owned company based in Tuttlingen, Germany, that designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all of its products with an emphasis on optical design, precision craftsmanship, and clinical efficacy. For more information, call 800-421-0837 or visit the company’s website at

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