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FDA Green-Lights Medrobotics' Flex Robotic System For Transoral Head And Neck Surgery

Medrobotics Corp. recently received US FDA 510(k) clearance for its Flex Robotic System for transoral head and neck surgery, a market estimated at roughly $1 billion in the US alone. Although Medrobotics is only the second company to bring a robotic soft-tissue surgical system to market in the US, other novel systems are in development, including a unique robotic system for needlescopic procedures.

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Large Joint Replacement Market: Set For A Rebound?

Beaten down by the great recession, the large joint arthroplasty market appears to be on the cusp of a turnaround, with several big players reporting encouraging Q4 and full-year 2012 results. A full recovery in this space is likely to take some time, but technology advances could help jumpstart the process, and there may be some interesting dynamics ahead in the patient-specific implant and robotic ortho device arenas.

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Recent Financings of Private Companies (06/11)

Start-Up's monthly comprehensive review of emerging life science companies that have received venture funding during the month, including companies in the pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostic and research instrumentation and reagent sectors.

Insituvue Inc.

Clinicians could soon have "x-ray" vision when inserting a needle for vascular access. Current hand-carried ultrasound units and large cart-based systems cause hand/eye coordination problems because the surgeon needs to glance at a monitor physically located away from the patient. However, the Sonic Flashlight ultrasound device from Insituvue allows the clinician to view the ultrasonic image seemingly on the patient's skin at the point of procedure. The start-up believes its point-and-shoot technology will provide a much higher accuracy rate for a first-time stick.
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