8 more surgical robotics companies you need to know

The Versius surgical robotics system [Image from CMR Surgical] You know the big hitters in surgical robotics. Here are some of the companies you may not know about, but you should keep an eye on them.

Last month, MassDevice compiled a list of 16 surgical robotics companies you need to know. That list included the usual suspects, like Intuitive, Medtronic, Johnson & Johnson and more. But, a list of 16 companies hardly scratches the surface.

Competition continues to heat up what is already one of the hottest spaces in medtech. Here are eight more companies that made waves in robot-assisted surgery recently:

Company Robotic system CMR Surgical Versius Medical Microinstruments Symani Levita Magnetics MARS Virtuoso Surgical Virtuoso System eCential Robotics Surgivisio Globus Medical ExcelsiusGPS Distalmotion Dexter Quantum Surgical Epione CMR Surgical

Cambridge, United Kingdom-based CMR Surgical took a massive step forward in 2021.

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Medical Microinstruments launches new NanoWrist instruments for surgical robot

[Image from Medical Microsintruments]Medical Microinstruments announced today that it launched its new supermicro NanoWrist instruments for its Symani surgical robot.

Pisa, Italy-based Medical Microinstruments designed the Nanowrist instruments to address the challenges of microsurgery. Surgeons in Europe recently used the new supermicro needle holder and dilator in clinical procedures with successful outcomes.

According to a news release, surgeons have used the instruments in Zürich (Switzerland), Florence (Italy), and Salzburg (Austria).

In Austria, Dr. Simon Enzinger of the University Hospital Salzburg used them in a partial glossectomy. In the procedure, he raised a lateral arm free flap to replace a large section of a patient’s tongue that required removal due to cancer.

To return blood flow to the transferred tissue, Enzinger used the supermicro NanoWrist instruments to connect the branch of the radial collateral artery to a side brand o…

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Medical Microinstruments raises $75M for robotic microsurgery

[Image from Medical Microsintruments]Robotic microsurgery company Medical Microinstruments announced today that it raised $75 million in a Series B financing round.

Pisa, Italy-based Medical Microinstruments plans to use proceeds from the financing round, along with its planned U.S. presence, to move into its next stage of growth through expanded indications and supporting the ongoing commercialization efforts for its Symani microsurgery system.

The company designed Symani to address the challenges of microsurgery with the NanoWrist instruments for accessing and suturing small, delicate anatomy, such as veins, arteries, nerves and lymphatic vessels as small as 0.3mm in diameter. It provides motion scaling and tremor reduction to allow precise micro-movements.

Symani received CE mark in 2019 and the company intends to accelerate commercialization in the U.S. and Asia-Pacific, as well as advance clinical research through an FDA investigational device exemptio…

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MMI’s surgical robot saves person’s arm from amputation

[Image from Medical Microinstruments]Medical Microinstruments today said its Symani Surgical System was successful in a post-traumatic limb reconstruction procedure and saved a patient’s arm from amputation.

 

Italy-based Medical Microinstruments designed the Symani system as a flexible platform with two robotic arms that can be easily positioned for surgical procedures across any anatomical region.

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MMI’s surgical robot saves person’s arm from amputation

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Medical Microinstruments today said its Symani Surgical System was successful in a post-traumatic limb reconstruction procedure and saved a patient’s arm from amputation.

Italy-based Medical Microinstruments designed the Symani system as a flexible platform with two robotic arms that can be easily positioned for surgical procedures across any anatomical region.

Symani has a 7-20X motion scaling with tremor filtration for microsurgery and supermicrosurgery. Surgeons can scale hand movements while articulating the NanoWrist robotic microinstruments. NanoWrist has seven degrees of freedom for optimal dexterity inside of minimally invasive incisions.

The reconstruction procedure was performed at Careggi University Hospital Florence by Dr. Marco Innocenti and was the first enrolled patient in the Italy-based company’s post-market study. The young adult …

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Former Corindus CEO Toland joins robotic `micro’ surgical startup

Mark Toland, the former CEO of Corindus Vascular Robotics, believes the next big opportunity for surgical robotics is actually very small.

Toland, who sold the telesurgery robotics company to Siemens in 2019 for $1.1 billion, is now the CEO of Medical Microinstruments S.p.A. (MMI), an Italian company that has developed a surgical robotic system capable of performing microsurgery on capillaries, small vessels and other parts of the body existing robots – and maybe even surgeons – can’t reach.

“You see robotics companies that are trying to be the next Intuitive surgical or go after the laparoscopic surgery play,” Toland says. The objective “of this company is, `I want to create a field that doesn’t even exist today.’”

Founded in 2015 near Pisa, MMI in 2019 secured a CE-Mark for its Symani Surgical System to be used in open microsurgical procedures. The system already has been used in four surgical procedures in Florence, Italy including t…

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