ECENTIAL ROBOTICS400x275France-based eCential Robotics, which develops 2D/3D imaging, surgical navigation and robotics, has announced FDA 510(k) clearance of its 3D imaging, navigation and robotics guidance system, which secures the penetration of its unified robotic platform in the U.S.


AIMMedical400x275AiM Medical Robotics, which is developing MRI-compatible intraoperative robotics for neurosurgery, has announced a prototype of its robotics platform, as well as funding from the Sontag Innovation Fund, one of the largest private funders of brain cancer research in the U.S. The new investment comes subsequent to the close of AiM’s seed financing round, which was announced in March 2022.


CMRSurgicalTeleop400x275CMR Surgical has announced partnerships with two tele-mentoring companies – Teladoc Health and SurgEase Innovations – to enhance its ongoing training support for surgical teams using the company’s Versius Surgical Robotic System.


LevitaRobot400x275Levita Magnetics, which develops magnetic-assisted robotic surgery systems, has announced raising $26 million in Series C funding. The company said it will use the new funds to support regulatory and near-term commercial efforts in the U.S. for its Magnetic-Assisted Robotic Surgery (MARS) platform.


ForSightRobotics400x275Israel-based ForSight Robotics, which is developing ophthalmic robotic surgery, has announced raising $55 million in Series A funding to advance its ORYOM surgical platform for fully robotic cataract surgery. The flagship robotic platform will increase accessibility to ophthalmic surgery procedures worldwide, the company said.


GanymedRobotics400x275Paris-based Ganymed Robotics, which develops computer vision software and robotics technologies for orthopedic surgeons, has announced it raised €21 million ($21.3 million) in an oversubscribed Series B funding round. 


CMRSurgical5K 400x275CMR Surgical, which develops the Versius Surgical Robotic System, has announced that the robot has been used in 5,000 surgical procedures around the world. The 5,000th procedure was performed at Argenteuil Hospital, a public health center in Paris, where Dr. Patrick Bagan and his team performed a successful lung bi-segmentectomy for cancer.


StrykerQ 400x275Stryker, which develops medical technologies in orthopedics, neurotechnology and spine applications, has announced that its Q Guidance System has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). When used with Stryker’s Spine Guidance Software, the Q system is an advanced planning and intraoperative guidance system that can enable open or percutaneous computer-assisted surgery.


MMI Symani Simulator400x275Italy’s Medical Microinstruments (MMI), a robotics company developing systems for patients undergoing microsurgery, has announced its Symani Surgical System Simulator developed by VirtaMed. The simulator aims to improve, expand and digitize pathways for Symani training as surgeons prepare to expand their microsurgical skills through robotics.


VirtualIncision400x275Virtual Incision Corporation, which is developing a miniaturized robotic-assisted surgery (RAS) platform, has announced the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) supplement. This will complete the final stage of its clinical study analyzing the MIRA Platform in bowel resection procedures. Virtual Incision said the approval was supported by a favorable interim clinical study report on the safety profile of MIRA.


Zeta400x275Boston-based Zeta Surgical, which is developing a surgical navigation system through robotics and mixed reality, has announced raising $5.2 million in financing. The round was led by Innospark Ventures, with the participation of TSVC, Y Combinator, Trevor Fetter, and others.


UDE connectors400x275ODU has announced a new space-saving product design for its MEDI-SNAP, which offers a number of combination possibilities in the smallest installation spaces due to smaller design, high pole density and low weight. With the new size 3.5, even up to a maximum of 41 signal contacts are possible. However, the new connector is also ideally suitable for a whole range of hybrid requirements.


VirtaMedSim400x275VirtaMed, which develops medical simulation training, has teamed up with medical device company Memic Innovative Surgery to develop a new virtual reality simulator program to support surgeon skills training for the Hominis Surgical System. 


DistilMotionDexter400x275Switzerland-based Distalmotion has announced raising $90 million in Series E financing to help support the global commercialization of its surgical robot, Dexter. Revival Healthcare Capital led the funding round, with participation from 415 Capital and existing investors.


CairaSurgicalFunding400x275Caira Surgical has announced raising $5 million in seed capital in an oversubscribed funding round, which closed in December 2021. The company said investors include smart-money venture and strategic medical technology investors. The company’s technology aims to revolutionize the usability, safety, and accessibility of advanced surgical navigation and robotics for orthopedic surgery.


IFR MIR 400x275The International Federation of Robotics has reported that the market of professional service robots worldwide has reached $6.7 billion, up 12% compared with 2020. At the same time, sales of new consumer service robots grew 16% to $4.4 billion. The figures are part of the IFR’s World Robotics 2021 report.