Memic Innovative Surgery partners with VirtaMed to develop robotic surgery simulation

Hominis humanoid-shaped arms inside the virtual reality simulation [Image courtesy of VirtaMed]

VirtaMed and Memic Innovative Surgery announced today that they will work together to develop virtual reality simulations for surgeons training on Memic’s Hominis surgical system.

The FDA-authorized Hominis surgical robot features small humanoid-shaped arms that include shoulder, elbow and wrist joints to provide human-level dexterity and 360-degree articulation. The surgical robotics system has an indication for use in single-site, natural orifice laparoscopic-assisted transvaginal benign gynecological procedures including benign hysterectomy.

Memic officials expect the simulator program will be ready for real-world use by the end of this year.

“Before entering the operating room, it is essential for surgeons performing any procedure including transvaginal robotic surgeries to be fully confident …

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DTW Podcast: How AtriCure built a big business in Afib; A deep look into Abbott’s new Coronary imaging platform

In this week’s episode of the DeviceTalks Weekly Podcast, Dr. Nick West, CMO & divisional VP of global medical affairs at Abbott’s vascular business, discusses the European launch of the company’s new coronary imaging platform.

Dr. West explains how the AI-powered platform works and the benefits it offers for decision-making during coronary stenting procedures. He also delves into the AI-based technology behind the platform and the direction both imaging and medtech as a whole are heading with AI.

In our second interview, Mike Carrel, CEO and president of AtriCure, explains how the company became a force focusing on the atrial fibrillation (Afib) and left atrial appendage (LAA) markets.

Carrel walks listeners through the company’s efforts to expand its reach into the connected pain management market. But then he makes a strong case building out its Afib pipeline which includes the EPi-Sense System, which in April received FDA approval to treat …

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