Virtual Incision announced today that it received investigational device exemption (IDE) from the FDA for its MIRA platform. MIRA, which stands for miniaturized in vivo robotic assistant, is touted by Virtual Incision as a first-of-its-kind miniaturized surgical platform, according to a news release. Receiving IDE allows Virtual Incision to initiate a clinical study of MIRA […]
Virtual Incision Corp.
Virtual Incision announced today that it raised $20 million in a Series B financing round for its MIRA (miniaturized in vivo robotic assistant) surgical robotic platform. The company also filed for an FDA investigational device exemption for the MIRA platform so it can initiate a clinical study in support of its regulatory pathway to approval. […]
Virtual Incision said today it raised $18 million in a Series B funding round to support FDA 510(k) submission for its next-gen minimally-invasive robotically assisted surgical device. The round was co-led by newly invested Sinopharm Capital and existing investor BlueStem Capital and was joined by PrairieGold Venture Partners and other investors, the company said. Read […]
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) is the most likely rival to Intuitive Surgical‘s (NSDQ:ISRG) dominance in the robot-assisted surgery space, but is still at least a year away from putting a competing device on the market, according to 1 analyst covering the medical device industry. Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Intuitive has a long lead, having had its flagship da Vinci system since 2000 and is […]
Virtual Incision this week announced the 1st-in-human use of its miniaturized robotically assisted surgical device, which was used in a colon resection procedures in Paraguay. The RASD is designed to operate entirely within the abdominal cavity via a single surgical incision. A spinout from the University of Nebraska, Virtual Incision raised $11.2 million last summer to fund […]
Robot-assisted surgery is a hot space, dominated by large machines that resemble their automated, automotive-assembly-line ancestors: Large craning arms, industrial hydraulics with an array of tools, all hunched over an operating table. But a newly spun-out medical device company from the University of Nebraska, Virtual Incision, is looking to change that. The company, based out of […]