February 18, 2020
US medical technology provider Medtronic has announced the acquisition of Digital Surgery, a UK-based company specialising in surgical AI and digital education and training. The purchase integrates Digital Surgery into Medtronic’s Surgical Robotics business, a subset of their Minimally Invasive Therapies Group.
WHY IT MATTERS
Medtronic is the largest medical device supplier in the world. By...
January 17, 2020
British startup Touch Surgery has borrowed $70 million to fund its training technology for doctors, according to the Telegraph.
The newspaper reported that Touch Surgery arranged the loan in October last year, after having previously raised $19.5 million from the Silicon Valley venture capital fund 8VC.
WHAT THEY DO
The company, which was founded by former surgeons Dr Jean Nehme and Dr Andre...
May 30, 2018
Practice, practice, practice. Touch Surgery, a mobile surgical training platform, is collaborating with the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy to convert some of the society’s procedural videos into interactive mini-simulations at the Digestive Disease Week.
ASGE members will get the chance to try out the mobile platform during the conference. The technology is a blend of digital...
October 23, 2017
Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon and Touch Surgery have launched a Virtual Residency Program for surgery students, a new use case for the simulated surgery app launched last fall. The program pre-launched in April and currently has 75 organizations enrolled.
"Ethicon is committed to supporting the continuing educational needs of residents and surgeons by providing access to innovative...
August 30, 2016
Ride-sharing company Lyft has partnered with GreatCall, which makes connected health and safety solutions for the aging population to offer a new transportation program. The GreatCall Rides program will provide GreatCall customers with access to Lyft without an app by leveraging GreatCall’s personal operator services. (Customers just have to dial “0” on their Jitterbug phones). The initial pilot...
August 25, 2016
Ethicon, a medical device subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, is collaborating with healthcare technology platform developer Touch Surgery to offer professionals a simulated surgical training program in the form of a free mobile app.
The app, which is available on iOS, takes users through a variety of more than 75 simulated surgical procedures. With realistic 3D rendering, the user can cut,...