Medtech helps lift ‘cautiously optimistic’ Maxon to record-high revenue

Maxon Group makes custom drives for medtech applications such as robotics systems. [Image courtesy of Maxon]

Medtech supplier Maxon Group recently reported record sales and cited medtech as a significant contributor, offering a “cautiously optimistic” outlook for the current financial year.

Sachseln, Switzerland-based Maxon disclosed annual revenue growth of 13% to CHF 707.7 million (roughly $815 million in U.S. currency) and a 4% increase in global headcount of 3,341 employees.

The medtech market was an “important pillar” despite market saturation for ventilators after rapid growth due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the company said in a news release. Increased semiconductor deliveries compensated for that in a market “driven by shortages in the supply of electronic components.”

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Maxon partners with MassRobotics on robotics drive technology

NEWS RELEASE: maxon partners with MassRobotics to Support the Advancements of Drive Technology in Robotics

(From left) Colleen Anderson Director of Community and Events at MassRobotics, Biren Patel – Business Development Manager at maxon, Debora Setters – National Marketing Manager at maxon, Carsten Horn – Application Engineering Manager at maxon, and Juan Necochea, Director of Strategic Partnerships at MassRobotics

MassRobotics and maxon announce a partnership to support the robotics innovation ecosystem through collaboration and exploration of motion control technologies around automation and manufacturing-related applications. With maxon’s extensive expertise and knowledge of electric drives, this partnership will support and advance the latest innovations and technologies in motion control with automation-focused companies in the robotics sector.

Based in the Boston area, MassRobotics …

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How Virtual Incision and Maxon designed a miniaturized robotic-assisted surgery system

[Photo courtesy of Virtual Incision]

Advancements in robotic-assisted surgery (RAS) systems have led to a small robot that allows surgeons to obtain full multi-quadrant access without the need for docking and re-docking a large, cumbersome external platform.

Carsten Horn, Maxon

Design advances in robotic-assisted surgery (RAS) systems continue to enable operations through small incisions. This is done by providing the surgeon the ability to control robotic arms and cameras with precision. The goal of RAS is to help surgeons perform procedures reproducibly in a minimally invasive manner with advantages such as reduced pain and shorter hospital stays.

As demand for RAS continues to grow, health care facilities are seeking ways to accelerate the expansion of their programs. The goal of Virtual Incision is to offer a way for facilities to add systems and improve their efficiency without disrupting their …

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