The British company and San Clemente, Calif.-based ICU revealed negotiations in May about a possible union with Smiths Medical. Smiths, said to be eyeing the exit door last month, reportedly rejected a cash-and-stock offer worth $3.67 billion (£2.8 billion) in early September.
Intuitive Surgical enjoyed a nearly two-decade monopoly in the robot-assisted surgery space. At DeviceTalks West, we'll delve into that history as longtime CEO Gary Guthart tells us how he got his start in medtech, how Intuitive came to enjoy such a commanding lead and what the future holds for medical robotics.
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