Intuitive Surgical, the company that makes the popular da Vinci surgical robotic systems, is working on releasing a flexible biopsy catheter designed to take tissue samples from deep within the lungs.
The company announced about a year ago that it is working with Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group, a Chinese firm, on the technology, and there were hints that more products are to be expected from the partnership. In a newly published Youtube video from Intuitive, that is profiled below, it looks like the company is set to soon make the technology available on its robotic devices.
Check out this two and a half minute video that gives a glimpse at the capabilities of the new flexible biopsy catheter:
(hat tip: SURGROB)