Archive for the Category ◊ Robotic ◊

• Friday, May 15th, 2015

  Published on May 9, 2015 Incredible: Robot Stitches A Grape Back Together! Robot Stitches A Grape Back Together! The da Vinci Surgical System is used to stitch a grape back together. The same technology that can be used to suture a tiny grape is designed to help perform delicate, minimally invasive surgery. […]

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• Thursday, December 05th, 2013

Intuitive Surgical Inc. (ISRG), the maker of a $1.5 million robot surgery system, told doctors that friction in the arms of some devices could cause the unit to stall, the second warning the company has issued about its products in a month. The company sent an “urgent medical device recall” Nov. 11 alerting customers of […]

• Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Technology giant Honda announced the 1st large-scale clinical research study of its “stylish” walking assistance system, designed for rehab settings. MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Global technology titan Honda (NYSE:HMC) this month announced the 1st large-scale clinical study of its Walking Assist Device, a battery- and motor-powered exoskeleton that the company called “stylish.” The technology was […]

• Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

A new FDA memo and physician survey draws renewed attention to the increase in reports associated with Intuitive Surgical’s da Vinci robot-assisted surgical system, which has been the subject of twice as many adverse event reports so far in 2013 than during the same period in 2012. The FDA this month released a mixed bag […]

• Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Intuitive Surgical defends its adverse event reports, which analysts at Citron Group call a ‘gross misuse of statistical data.’ The battle between surgical devices maker Intuitive Surgical (NSDQ:ISRG) and analysts at Citron Group continues to heat up, with harsh words from one and a stern defense from the other. Citron Group today issued an open letter to […]

• Friday, September 13th, 2013

Intuitive Surgical cries foul on a Johns Hopkins study that questions whether adverse events associated with robot-assisted surgical systems are properly reported to the FDA. Robot-assisted surgical systems maker Intuitive Surgical (NSDQ:ISRG) called out the authors of a study published in the Journal for Healthcare Quality, saying that their conclusion that robot-related surgical complications were under-reported is “misleading.” […]

• Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Hansen Medical Closes Amended $33 Million Interest-Only Debt Facility Through 2017 MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA–(Marketwired – August 26, 2013) – Hansen Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:HNSN), a global leader in intravascular robotics, announced that it closed a $33 million, long-term debt agreement with White Oak Global Advisors, LLC on August 23rd. The amended and restated senior secured loan […]

• Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

(Reuters) – Intuitive Surgical Inc (ISRG.O) shares fell 11 percent after the company slashed its 2013 sales forecast due to disappointing demand for its da Vinci surgical robots and procedures, and said U.S. regulators had issued a warning letter after an inspection of its facilities in June. The company said it now expects 2013 revenue […]

• Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Titan Medical hires a financial advisory firm to help it evaluate some “strategic alternatives” for the company and its surgical robotics technology. Canadian device maker Titan Medical (CVE:TMD) is looking for some “strategic alternatives” to business as usual, retaining the services of financial advisory firm Raymond James to scout the market. Titan makes a robotic surgical system […]

• Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Say you’ve just had ACL surgery. Or you’re recovering from a bad break. Or, worse, you suffer a stroke, or MS, or spinal or neurological damage. Regaining the power to walk is one of the toughest things you can do, and it may be impossible without a crutch, rail, or physical therapist to lean on. […]