Oxfordshire Investment Opportunity Network (“UK’s first business angel network”) reports of a major infusion of capital into Armstrong Healthcare, a Buckinghamshire company, maker of surgical-assist robots. The company has two major products.
PathFinder is a frameless stereotactic precision robot for neurosurgery.
EndoAssist is an endoscopic surgery camera control robot:
EndoAssist is a robotic manipulator for the endoscope used in minimally invasive thoracic and abdominal surgery. The unique “head movement” control is fast and reliable, providing the surgeon with total control at a glance.
— Provides a tremor free picture, enabling safer surgery and allowing more delicate procedures
— Puts the surgeon back in control of the camera movement, enabling faster less stressful procedures
— Releases an assistant for more productive and rewarding activities
— Provides benefits in cardiothoracic, urological, bariatric and general surgery disciplines
According to the company, this robot has been used for procedures in cardiothoracic, urologic, pediatric, OB/Gyn and general surgeries. EndoAssist has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA, allowing it to be used in the US for a range of surgical procedures.
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