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Flow Robotics Establishes No. American Subsidiary with Operations in Princeton, NJ

“We are excited to expand our operations in North America,” said Annika Isaksson, CEO of Flow Robotics. “Our technology is setting a global precedent in life sciences, healthcare and academia, delivering faster and more accurate lab results.

XACT ACE™ Robotic System Pivotal Trial Enrollment Completed

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center (LHMC) and Sarasota Interventional Radiology (SIR) participated in a trial to evaluate the safety and accuracy of percutaneous procedures in the lung using the XACT ACE™ Robotic System for instrument insertion. The procedure has the potential to support the earlier and less invasive confirmation of lung cancer in patients.

Prevail Drug Coated Balloon Catheter Launches in Europe

Prevail Drug coated balloon catheter is used during percutaneous coronary intervention procedures to treat narrowed or blocked coronary arteries in patients with coronary artery disease.

Medtronic Hugo™ Robotic-Assisted Surgery System Cornerstone of New Robotics Program in Latin America

The Hugo RAS system is not cleared or approved in the U.S. or Europe.

Award-Winning Companion Robot, ElliQ, to Support Primary Care Providers in Caring for Older Adults at Home

This will help increase patient engagement and improve the overall patient experience, while offering primary care providers continuous actionable data and insights for early detection and intervention.

Hugo™ Robotic-Assisted Surgery System Performed at Clínica Santa Maria in Chile: First Procedure in the World

The robotic prostatectomy marked the start of the Hugo™ RAS System global patient registry.

Accenture and Intel Support Neuromorphic Research Project to Develop Robotic Arm for Wheelchair-Bound Pediatric Patients

Researchers from Accenture Labs and Intel Labs are working with researchers from Open University of Israel to build a wheelchair-mounted robotic arm with adaptive controls, using an algorithm developed by Applied Brain Research (ABR) and Intel’s neuromorphic computing hardware.

Misty Robotics Launches Temp Screening Assistant: First of A Kind Approach to Onsite Temperature Screening

The Temp Screening Assistant for Misty II is an automated, contactless, and touchless solution for screening and detecting individuals with an elevated temperature and other health risk factors associated with COVID-19 infection.

ST Robotics Reports They Are Increasing Their Laboratory Robotics Production to Meet Demand from COVID-19

ST Robotics improves the automation of everything from polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to high-throughput screening in forensic science, drug development, bacterial resistance, toxicology, stem cell research, and other fields. 

Live Virtual Demo of the Harmony SHR: New Upper Body Robotic Rehabilitation System

Harmony SHR works with a patient's scapulohumeral rhythm (SHR) to enable natural, comprehensive therapy for both arms. When combined with Harmony SHR's Weight Support mode, this unique shoulder design may allow for earlier initiation of post-stroke therapy.

PROCEPT BioRobotics Announces Multi-Center, Real World Clinical Study Outcome

PROCEPT BioRobotics reports OPEN WATER was a prospective, multicenter, single-arm, open-label clinical trial of the Aquablation procedure.

XACT Robotic System Cleared by FDA for Percutaneous Interventional Procedures

“The XACT Robotic System provides a unique platform to the interventional radiology community which can help improve the delivery and quality of care for the patients we serve", notes Professor Nahum S. Goldberg, M.D.

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