A new generation of digital surgery systems will level surgeons’ playing field — giving them artificial intelligence, robotic tools, and other assistive technologies. In three interviews in this week’s DeviceTalks Weekly Podcast, leaders from Asensus, ActivSurgical and Memic explain how their systems will improve surgeon performance, reduce errors, and deliver the “democratization” of surgical robotics. […]
MAKO Surgical Corp.
Stryker (NYSE:SYK) is taking its time getting the Mako robot-assisted Triathlon total knee device on the market, despite having won FDA approval last August. Admitting that the integration of Mako after the $1.7 billion acquisition in December 2013 was “messy,” CEO Kevin Lobo said Stryker isn’t planning to launch the total knee offering until 2017. […]
Stryker (NYSE:SYK) said yesterday that it won 510(k) clearance from the FDA for a total knee tool for the Mako Surgical robot-assisted surgery platform it bought in 2013. Stryker now has Mako-compatible offerings for total and partial knee replacement and total hip replacement, the company said. “The ability to include a Mako total knee application with our market leading […]
October 16, 2014 by Brian Johnson
Total deal volume in the medical device industry contracted by about 13% in 2013, according to new analysis from audit shop PricewaterhouseCoopers.