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Prosurgics and Adept Technology have announced that they are to collaborate in building a new generation of surgical robotic systems.
Together the companies aim to create a range of surgical robotics systems for soft-tissue surgical procedures such as cardiac and prostate surgery, which will be best in class and affordable.
Surgical robots are now performing more than 50% of all prostatectomies in the US, with proven improvements in patient outcomes, while also delivering economic benefit.
Adept CEO Rob Bucher said: “The surgical robotics market requires very high precision products with no room for error. Our goal in working with Prosurgics is to create technology platforms that can be used in a range of surgical systems thereby lowering these systems’ total cost of ownership and expanding the reach of our technology throughout the surgical market.”
UK-based Prosurgics is a leading manufacturer of image-guided surgical robots. Adept Technology are a major industrial robot manufacturer based in California.