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.


WPI VocalFold400x275Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) researcher Loris Fichera has developed a flexible, slimmed-down robotic laser probe for endoscopic larynx surgeries that could reduce recovery time for patients and cut health care spending by shifting procedures from hospitals to doctors’ offices.


ActivSight ActivSurgical400x275Digital surgery firm Activ Surgical has announced it raised $45 million in a Series B financing round. The company’s hardware-agnostic platform and ActivInsights augmented reality (AR) software suite enables autonomous and collaborative surgery through integrating computer vision, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotics.



CeleraInCoder400x275Celera Motion has announced a new device for precision angle measurement: a compact, ultra-lightweight inductive angle encoder that can be ideal for several surgical, medical, and industrial robotics. 


ADLINK COM HPC 400x275ADLINK Technology, which develops edge computing solutions, has announced the COM-HPC Ampere Altra, an 80-core COM-HPC server type module that aims to eliminate power-performance limitations. The new server type module is targeting edge platforms that can reliably and predictably process the most compute-intensive workloads, eliminating bottlenecks and restrictions typically caused by memory caches and system memory limits on edge devices.


Monogram400x275Monogram Orthopedics, a startup developing a robotic platform for joint replacement surgery, has announced it crossed a 5,000 investor Series B milestone through crowdfunding platform StartEngine. The company is targeting a $34 million raise to scale and bring their technology to market to address the $19.6 billion joint replacement market through AI, robotics and 3D printing technologies.


VirtualIncisionMIRA 400x275Virtual Incision Corporation, a medical device company that is developing miniaturized robots for laparoscopic surgery, has announced its first surgery using the Miniaturized In Vivo Robotic Assistant (MIRA) surgical platform. The successful operation was performed by Dr. Michael A. Jobst, at Bryan Medical Center in Lincoln, Neb.


XACT pic hand400x275XACT Robotics has announced that the company’s robotic system has been used in more than 100 percutaneous procedures in the human body. The system is a “hands-free” robotic system that aims to improve targeting accuracy, efficiency, and consistency in percutaneous procedures, enabling doctors to reach small targets inside the body, potentially supporting earlier diagnosis and intervention.