robotics

Robotics, cardiology, Moray Medical

Moray Medical founders: Mark Barrish and Phillip Laby

By  Sara Mageit 06:14 am April 13, 2021
US-based developer of the Coral interventional robotics platform, Moray Medical, has completed its seed round of €4.7 million ($5.7m) with European health tech investor Heal Capital and several other angel investors, including the Angel Physicians Fund.  The round was led by international MedTech VC 415 CAPITAL and prior investors include leaders in the structural heart and robotics space...
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By  Thiru Gunasegaran 06:07 am April 12, 2021
Surgical robots developer EDDA Technology has closed a $150 million funding round; proceeds will enable it to capture untapped markets of intelligent surgical robots. Masayoshi Son’s Softbank Vision Fund 2 led this round, along with global healthcare investment firm OrbiMed and Hong Kong-based 3W Fund. The company is also supported by Morningside Ventures, Matrix Partners China, SBCVC, BOCGI,...
UV, cleaning robots, covid-19

Credit: Uveya

By  Tammy Lovell 04:05 am April 3, 2021
Switzerland-based tech startup Uveya is conducting trials of robots which use ultraviolet light to protect airline passengers from COVID-19. Uveya tested the production version of the technology on the aircraft of Swiss regional carrier Helvetic Airways last month, in partnership with air services provider dnata. During the cleaning process, an autonomous sterilization robot emits concentrated UV...
Robotics, Klinikum Chemnitz, laparoscopic surgery

Credit: CMR Surgical

By  Sophie Porter 01:55 am February 17, 2021
Cambridge-based medical device company CMR Surgical (CMR) are celebrating an important landmark as their Versius Surgical Robotic System is brought to the German healthcare market. The tool, which provides top quality technological assistance to surgeons and medical teams in minimal access surgery (MAS), has been adopted by Saxony hospital Klinikum Chemnitz, where it will be used to perform...
By  Tammy Lovell 11:18 am September 8, 2020
The UK government has announced £32 million in funding to develop revolutionary technological approaches to transform care in the NHS by 2050. Speaking as part of a keynote speech on research and development (R&D) at London Tech Week 2020, science minister Amanda Solloway announced the six projects to receive backing. They are: InlightenUs: led by the University of Edinburgh, will receive £5....

Will Kirk, Johns Hopkins University

By  Mallory Hackett 11:46 am August 13, 2020
Researchers from Johns Hopkins University and Medicine have developed a robotic system that allows medical staff to remotely control ventilators and other bedside machines from outside the room of patients with infectious diseases. The system, which is still being tested, was developed at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic to help conserve personal protective equipment, limit staff exposure...
By  Dean Koh 12:10 am August 3, 2020
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Taiwan’s Brain Navi recently developed a new robot to perform nasal swab tests autonomously to prevent cross infections, with the aim to protect healthcare workers and reduce strain on health systems. Founded in 2015, the company says it is “focused on designing and developing a medical device that can assist surgeons during their medico-surgical...
By  Dean Koh 02:18 am July 20, 2020
Omron Asia-Pacific, a provider of industrial automation solutions across the APAC region, today announced the launch of the UVC-LD robot as their first step into the UVC disinfection market. The robot is a co-creation with Techmetics Robotics, an Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMR) solutions company for service industries such as hospitality, healthcare and assisted living. UVC light, which is...
By  Dave Muoio 01:37 pm March 25, 2020
tDiligent Robotics, the maker of an autonomous robot helper for use in the hospital, has brought in a $10 million Series A round. DNX Ventures headlined the raise, and will see Q. Motiwala, a partner, joining the Diligent Robotics board. True Ventures, Ubiquity Ventures, Next Coast Ventures, E14 Fund, Promus Ventures and Grit Ventures also participated in the fundraise. WHAT THEY DO While...
By  Dave Muoio 03:45 pm February 13, 2020
Intuition Robotics, an artificial intelligence company that has built an in-home companion robot, has raised $36 million in Series B funding. The raise was headed by SPARX Group and OurCrowd, with additional participation from Toyota AI Ventures, Sompo Holdings, iRobot, Union Tech Ventures, Happiness Capital, Samsung Next, Capital Point and Bloomberg Beta. It brings the AI company’s total...