Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) said today that it’s adding a total knee arthroplasty application to the Navio handheld robot-assisted platform. The European Union’s largest orthopedics player said the Navio system can be used with its Journey II, Legion Primary and Genesis II total knees. Smith & Nephew acquired Minnesota-based Blue Belt Technologies – Navio’s original maker – […]
A New York hospital is the 1st to use Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) new robotics-assisted total knee replacement procedure following its recent 510(k) clearance from the FDA. The surgery took place at the John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson, N.Y., involving Smith & Nephew’s handheld robotics-assisted Navio platform, and its Journey II BCS knee […]
Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) said today that it closed its $275 million acquisition of robot-assisted surgery company Blue Belt Technologies. Minneapolis-based Blue Belt makes the portable Navio system, which is designed to work with 8 different knee systems, including Smith & Nephew’s Zuk and Journey Uni devices. The London-based medical products giant, noting that Blue Belt is its “most successful” […]
Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) said today that it agreed to acquire robot-assisted surgery company Blue Belt Technologies for $275 million, but missed top-line expectations for the 3rd quarter. Minneapolis-based Blue Belt makes the portable Navio system, which is designed to work with 8 different knee systems, including Smith & Nephew’s Zuk and Journey Uni devices. The London-based medical products giant, […]
Blue Belt Technologies said yesterday its Navio robotic-assisted surgical system was used in its 1st partial knee replacement, using Smith & Nephew‘s (FTSE:SN, NYSE:SNN) ZUK unicompartmental knee. The Navio is a robotic-assisted, CT-free navigation handheld robotics system and bone-cutting tool that aids operating surgeons in bone-shaping tasks through minimally invasive incisions, according to the company. “The ZUK […]
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Blue Belt Technologies announced another major regulatory win with FDA clearance for its Stride unicondylar knee device, designed to be paired with the company’s U.S.-approved NavioPFS orthopedic implantation system.