Intuitive Surgical (NSDQ:ISRG) isn’t resting on its laurels when it comes to the surgical robotics field that it dominates. The Sunnyvale, Calif.–based company is seeking to stay competitive through technologies including computer-controlled navigated robotic catheters, contrast agents to improve imaging during procedures, and intelligent surgical interfaces.
“Payers are constraining total costs per treatment episode, so we have to do all of this innovation and lower the total cost to treat per patient episode,” Guthart said. “There are a bunch of people who think that the way to do that is to make things as cheaply as possible. Product cost matters, but innovation is going to be a lot more important.”
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