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Medical & Assistive Resource Center
U.S. Navy Testing Lockheed Martin Fortis Exoskeletons
Objective of partnership is to transition exoskeleton technology to the Department of Defense industrial base and test for industrial hand-tool applications at Navy shipyards. Read more.
Argo looks to raise $40-50 million for an initial public offering in 2014; ReWalk Personal Exoskeleton cleared by FDA. View Argo Works on IPO as ReWalk Exoskeleton OK'd by FDA


Medical & Assistive News
Analyst Outlook
Google, J&J to Scrub Together in New-Age OR
How robotics, 3D printing, and big data will impact the $500 billion surgical industry in the U.S.

Will $35M More Help Hansen Medical’s Long, Slow Climb?
Cash needed for long and expensive journey to fully commercialize robot catheter devices: Sensei and Magellan

Intuitive Beats Out 34 Bidders to Grab $430M DoD Contract
Although spend not guaranteed, terms of 5-year deal help simplify government purchases

Elective Amputation for a Robotic Replacement
Bionic reconstruction: substituting a robotic arm for an injured, paralyzed limb

Bionik Corp. Acquires Exoskeleton Maker Bionik Inc. for $6.2M
“DWTPD” in OTC markets until FINRA’s approval of ticker symbol “BNKL.”

What If It’s a Robot that Saves Humanity from Cancer?
Pharmabots closing in on intractable diseases. Is cancer next?

One Man, One Mind Controlling Two Robotic Arms
Forty years of living as a double amputee abruptly changes after ten days training

In-Depth Analysis
Exoskeleton Revolution: From Rigid to Soft to Ultra Soft
2014 was a breakout year in the rise of newest billion-dollar industry: wearable robotics supplementing human powers with mechanized ones.

Restoration Robotics Raises $45M for Robotic Hair Transplants
Restoration Robotics has raised $113 million since it was founded in 2002.

Medrobotics Closes $20M in Series F Financing
Funding will extend Medrobotics' runway while pursuing commercial launches in Europe and FDA clearance and commercialization in the United States and other global markets.

The Essential Interview: Russ Angold, Co-Founder, Ekso Bionics
Angold discusses the evolution, commercialization and challenges of bringing exoskeletons to market.

The Essential Interview: Rich Walker, Shadow Robot Company
Walker discusses the evolution of technology, key challenges, approach to intellectual property and more.

Harvard University Mobility-Enhancing Soft Robotic Exosuit
Much of the Soft Robotic ExoSuit has been developed as part of a multi-million dollar DARPA program whose primary focus is to assist the muscles of soldiers when walking with heavy loads.

3D Bioprinting Human Tissue the Organovo Way
Liver transplant market of $525M in U.S. alone looking to “bio-ink” for help

Corindus Vascular Raises $26.6M for Healthcare Robotics
Money will be used for expansion and investment into new products.



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3D Printing

The new reality of customizable, one-off production:
Additive Manufacturing (AM). Where it’s going, why and what’s
driving its emergence.


3D Printing Plastics: Demand and Opportunities

Inside 3D Printing: Industry Analysis to End Users

Webcast: 3D Printing in a World of Plastics
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