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Medical & Assistive
U.S. Navy Testing Lockheed Martin Fortis Exoskeletons
Argo Works on IPO as ReWalk Exoskeleton OK'd by FDA
WPI Surgical Robot Guided by MRI Images


Latest Medical & Assistive News
Corindus Vascular Raises $26.6M for Healthcare Robotics
Corindus Vascular, developer of the FDA-approved CorPath System, has raised approximately $26.6 million through a Securities Purchase Agreement pursuant. The money will be used for expansion and investment into new products. (September 19, 2014)

HStar Technologies Literally Gives Patients a Lift
HStar technologies develops autonomous mobile robots that can carry patients and large payloads in multiple environments. (August 22, 2014)

U.S. Navy Testing Lockheed Martin Fortis Exoskeletons
The U.S. Navy has signed a contract with RBR50 company Lockheed Martin to test two Fortis exoskeletons help ship maintenance crews perform tasks that require heavy lifting. One exoskeleton will be tested at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Virginia, while the other suit will be evaluated at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Washington state. (August 19, 2014)

Research Report
Healthcare Robotics: 2014
New developments, trends, challenges and opportunities in the medical robotics sector. (July 21, 2014)

Healthcare Robotics 2014, the Webcast: Can’t-Miss Winner!
Exoskeletons is the breakout story of 2014! (July 20, 2014)

Ekso Bionics Completes Training at Switzerland’s Largest Rehab Center
SPC Nottwil joins a growing list of rehab centers in Europe that use an exoskeleton from RBR50 company Ekso Bionics to help paralyzed patients. SPC Nottwil typically treats almost three-fourths of people living with spinal paralysis in Switzerland. (July 16, 2014)

Argo Medical Works on IPO as ReWalk Personal Exoskeleton OK’d by FDA
Argo Medical, maker of the ReWalk motorized exoskeleton, is looking to raise $40-50 million for an initial public offering in 2014. (July 02, 2014)

WPI Surgical Robot Guided by MRI Images
WPI is developing a surgical robot to be used inside an MRI machine. Guided by real-time feedback, the robot can position a high-energy, interstitial focused ultrasound probe exactly at tumors, delivering optimal surgical results. (June 20, 2014)

In-Depth Analysis
New Surgeon in the OR: Titan Medical’s SPORT
Is Titan's SPORT going to storm the robotic surgery market? (June 13, 2014)

MAKO Surgical Sues Blue Belt Technologies
Patent infringement suit adds another chapter to the legal battle between medical robotics rivals. (June 10, 2014)

Ekso Bionics Revenue Jumps 52%
RBR50 company Ekso Bionics reports that revenue was up 52 percent to $1.1 million in the first quarter of 2014. Medical device revenue was $0.5 million for the quarter. (May 20, 2014)

Can This Robot Put an End to Malaria?
The first-ever 100-percent effective anti-malaria vaccine. (May 14, 2014)

Medrobotics Raises $26 Million for Flex Surgical Robot
Medrobotics has raised $26 million in Series E funding for the anticipated commercial launches of its Flex robot surgical system in Europe and the U.S. (May 14, 2014)

VGo Didn’t Infringe InTouch Robot Patents
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a federal jury's finding that VGo Communications didn't infringe three InTouch Technologies patents for remotely controlled robots. (May 13, 2014)

The Quiet Giant of Asian Robotics: Korea
Korea is well on its way to becoming a major player in the global robotics market. (May 08, 2014)



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