Tag: robotics

Fusion Robotics closes financing to advance spinal robotics platforms

Fusion Robotics today announced the closing of a financing round for an undisclosed amount with lead investment by Alex Lukianov (Lukpartners) and Kevin Foley. The...

Medtronic’s upcoming robot-assisted surgical platform to feature 3D vision systems

To enable upcoming regulatory filings, Medtronic has made public its partnership with Karl Storz, who have developed a system for endoscopic imaging. For the...

New clinical data demonstrates the versatility of Globus Medical’s ExcelsiusGPS

Globus Medical has announced the results of a clinical study that evaluated the versatility of ExcelsiusGPS robotic navigation system compared to traditional pedicle screw...

BASS 2019: Robotics will transform “state-of-the-art” in spine surgery

Nicholas Theodore (Baltimore, USA) talks to Spinal News International about the benefits of robotics technology in spinal surgery including reducing radiation exposure to surgeons,...

ExcelsiusGPS launched in Europe

The ExcelsiusGPS robotic guidance and navigation system (Globus Medical) has been installed in several hospitals across Europe. The system won CE Mark clearance in the EU...
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Costs curbing the rise of robotics in spinal surgery

The era of routine robotic-assisted spinal surgery is on the horizon. Despite the hype, however, there remains little market penetration, with affordability and the degree...
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Medtronic to acquire Mazor robotics

Medtronic and Mazor Robotics have announced that the two companies have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Medtronic will acquire all outstanding...

Revolutionary robotic treatment for patients with spinal cord injuries now available...

The world’s first advanced robotic treatment device that has been evidenced to improve a patient’s ability to walk is being made commercially available in...

Human vs. robot: Robotic-guided S2AI screw placement “safe, accurate, reliable” in...

Both free hand and robotic-guided S2 alar-iliac (S2AI) screw placement prove to be safe, accurate and reliable techniques for achieving spinopelvic fixation. This is...

Auto-registration more clinically accurate than point-to-point registration in navigation assisted spinal...

Auto-registration is better than point-to-point registration with respect to clinical accuracy when using the same active infrared navigation system during spinal surgery. This is...

For heavy lifting, use exoskeletons with caution

Wearable robotics do not eliminate stress—they just shift it to other parts of the body. This is the finding of a study in which...

US FDA clears Globus Medical’s Excelsius GPS robotic system

The Excelsius GPS robotic guidance and navigation system from Globus Medical has been 510(k) cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The robotic...

Globus Medical acquires robotics developer KB Medical

Globus Medical’s acquisition of KB Medical, a robotic developer based in Lausanne, Switzerland, has closed during the second quarter of 2017. KB Medical’s AQrate robotic...

Philip Breedon: Co-robotics, telerobotics and the innovative Scolibot system

Philip Breedon, professor of Smart Technologies at Nottingham Trent University (Nottingham, UK), takes Spinal News International through the latest developments in co-robotics and telerobotics,...

Bronek Boszczyk: Bringing together experts, innovators and industry

Spinal News International catches up with Bronek Boszczyk (Nottingham, UK), NSpine's director and course chairman, at this year's Main Conference. He talks about the...

Globus Medical recieves CE mark for Excelsius GPS

Globus Medical a leading musculoskeletal implant manufacturer, has announced that the Excelsius GPS, a system providing robotic trajectory guidance and navigation, has received CE...
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Mazor X: A “successful blend” of technology and manual intervention

Dennis DeVito has worked with Mazor Robotics’ Rennaisance system for over a decade. In advance of the commercial launch of the new Mazor X,...
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Mazor Robotics receives order for three Mazor X systems

Mazor Robotics has recieved three additional orders for the Mazor X system from a first time customer. According to a company release, the new...
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Mazor Robotic receives first pre-launch orders for Mazor X system

Mazor Robotics has announced that it received purchase orders for 25 systems during the third financial quarter of 2016, including pre-launch orders for the...