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Latest Medical & Assistive News
Mazor’s Gross Margins Fall on Lackluster 1Q Sales
Recently surpassed the 10,000th procedure performed globally with Renaissance. (May 07, 2015)

Mini-Robotic Probe Destroys Inoperable Brain Tumors
Laser therapy transmits heat to coagulate, or “cook,” brain tumors from the inside out. (May 01, 2015)

MassRobotics Seeks to Build Industry Standards
Daniel Theobald, CTO of Vecna Technologies, discusses his hopes for MassRobotics to help the entire industry. (April 23, 2015)

Vecna CTO Talks About Nurturing Roboticists
Qualified roboticists are hard to find, but talent and altruism can be developed. (April 22, 2015)

Analyst Outlook
Google, J&J to Scrub Together in New-Age OR
The emergence of disruptive technologies and how they are beginning to transform the healthcare system. (March 28, 2015)

Will $35M More Help Hansen Medical’s Long, Slow Climb?
Hansen Medical has raised approximately $115 million since 2006. (March 27, 2015)

Intuitive Beats Out 34 Bidders to Grab $430M DoD Contract
Intuitive has been increasing its military and government business since 2012. (March 06, 2015)

Elective Amputation for a Robotic Replacement
First-ever bionic reconstruction has been performed on three Austrian men who suffered from brachial plexus injuries. (February 28, 2015)

Bionik Corp. Acquires Exoskeleton Maker Bionik Inc. for $6.2M
Bionik Corp. Acquires Exoskeleton Maker for $6.2M (February 27, 2015)

What If It’s a Robot that Saves Humanity from Cancer?
Maybe brilliant humans working together with brilliant robots will finally and to a finality solve the evasive riddle of this dreaded disease. (February 05, 2015)

One Man, One Mind Controlling Two Robotic Arms
Wondrous door to a better life suddenly opens for millions of amputees worldwide. (December 18, 2014)

In-Depth Analysis
Exoskeleton Revolution: From Rigid to Soft to Ultra Soft
2014 was a breakout year for exoskeletons. The field is now crowded and very active with competing brands. (November 19, 2014)

Restoration Robotics Raises $45M for Robotic Hair Transplants
Restoration Robotics, a privately held medical robotics company, has raised $45 million in Series C extension funding, which will be used to develop the second generation of its ARTAS robotic hair transplant system. (November 11, 2014)

Medrobotics Closes $20M in Series F Financing
Medrobotics has closed $20 million in Series F funding and will use the money to extend its runway while pursuing commercial launches in Europe and FDA clearance and commercialization in the United States and other global markets. (October 29, 2014)

The Essential Interview: Russ Angold, Co-Founder, Ekso Bionics
Russ Angold, co-founder and president of Ekso Bionics, discuss the evolution, commercialization and challenges of bringing exoskeletons to market. (October 09, 2014)



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