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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
Advanced Lower GI Surgical Robot Secures $11.2M
Virtual Incision claims device less expensive than existing robotic alternatives for laparoscopic surgery

ECA Dynamics to Build On Exoskeleton Tech for Military Use
French companies combine their expertise for bipedal and quadruped robots.

TransEnterix Raising $50M, Waits for FDA to Approve SurgiBot
Patient-side laparoscopic surgery robot could reduce costs and complications, but will SurgiBot rival da Vinci?

Equity Markets Approach Robotics With Caution
Acquisitions are more likely than robot company IPOs, for now at least.

Mabu the Healthcare Robot Scores $1.5M
Khosla Ventures backs Catalia Health’s mission of “augmenting doctors” with robots

Smart Glove: The Low-cost Disruptor for Hand Therapy
Neofect’s Raphael aims for stroke market with $1,000 rehab robot

Corindus Vascular Robotics’ IPO Nets $42M
In-stent maker’s IPO and recent private placement total: $68.6M

3D-Printed Heart Valves Top Mother Nature’s Own
Cyfuse Biomedical edges loser to a $100 billion global market awaiting artificial tissue

Mazor’s Gross Margins Fall on Lackluster 1Q Sales
Three Renaissance surgical robots sold; installed base now 86 systems

Mini-Robotic Probe Destroys Inoperable Brain Tumors
Monteris Medical gets OK from FDA for New Mini-NeuroBlate robotic laser

MassRobotics Seeks to Build Industry Standards
Vecna's CTO talks about how the tech community can help the industry and society.

Vecna CTO Talks About Nurturing Roboticists
Daniel Theobald hopes to find more engineers who want to improve life for all.

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

Special Focus: Robots and the Law

Special Focus: 3D Printing
3D Printing

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

Whiplash: What Happened to 3D Printing Stocks?

Carbon3D Gets $100M from Google Ventures

3D Printing Podcast: Growth Projections, Drivers and Major Players
More in 3D Printing

Is Robotic Welding ‘Inevitable’?

Healthcare Robotics 2015-2020: Trends, Opportunities & Challenges

Conducting R&D with Government Funding

2015 RBR50 Nominations Now Open

Philae Robot Space Probe Makes Historic Comet Landing