Former Medtronic exec joins ForSight Robotics as CFO

Sharon Levita. [Image courtesy of ForSight Robotics]ForSight Robotics announced today that it appointed Sharon Levita as its chief financial officer (CFO), effective Sept. 1, 2023.

Yokneam Illit, Israel-based ForSight Robotics said it plans for Levita to lead its strategic and financial operations. Her focuses center around driving business strategies, expanding strategic partnerships and managing financial and growth objectives.

Levita offers more than 20 years of experience across the medtech industry. Most recently, she served as the business development and strategy leader for Medtronic’s Cranial and Spinal Technologies operating unit. She also served as VP of business operations and Medtronic site lead (formerly at Mazor Robotics) in Israel. Medtronic bought Mazor for $1.7 billion in 2018.

Before Medtronic, Levita held the role of CFO and VP of business operations at Mazor Robotics for more than a decade. Other roles included leadership positions…

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ForSight Robotics raises $10M for ophthalmic robotic surgery platform

Forsight Robotics, a developer of a robotic surgical platform for ophthalmic procedures, has reportedly raised $10 million.

According to a report from TechCrunch, the seed round of financing was led by Eclipse Ventures and Mithril Capital and is earmarked to be used for expanding the company’s headcount and global reach as it sets its sights on launching its robotic surgery platform in multiple markets around the globe.

The Isreal-based company’s robotic surgical platform is designed to utilize microsurgical technology, advanced visualization and machine learning to produce automated ophthalmic procedures that offer precision and cost-effectiveness, according to the company’s website.

According to CTech, the company, which employs 15 people at present, was founded by Moshe Shoham, the founder of Mazor Robotics, which was bought by Medtronic for $1.7 billion.

Additionally, Intuitive Surgical and Auris Health (now part of Johnson &…

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