Surgical Robot Industry Report: Intuitive Surgical leads the way, but don't forget those rising stars

When it comes to the robotic surgery industry, people in the industry know that the well-deserved boss is Intuitive Surgical. Its most famous product is the DaVinci Surgical System, which is mainly used to remotely use robots to complete operations. The company has installed more than 3,600 systems worldwide, bringing great benefits to patients and doctors.

On July 11, 2000, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the DaVinci surgical system, making it the first robot system that can be used in the operating room in the United States. The da Vinci system uses technology that allows surgeons to reach surgical sites that are invisible to the naked eye so that they can work more accurately than traditional surgical procedures.

The $1 million DaVinci system, which consists of a surgeon's console, a bedside robotic arm system, and an imaging system, can provide doctors with high-definition three-dimensional images that break the limits of the human eye and can The surgical site is enlarged by 10-15 times to make the surgery more accurate. At the same time, its robotic arm is very flexible, and it has unparalleled stability and precision. It can complete all kinds of difficult fine surgery. In addition, the Leonardo da Vinci surgical robot is very minimally invasive and does not require open surgery. The surgical wound is only about 1 cm, which greatly reduces the patient's blood loss and postoperative pain. The length of hospital stay is also shortened, which is beneficial to postoperative rehabilitation. .

Therefore, Intuitive Surgical has unparalleled advantages in the surgical robot industry. Now, Intuitive Surgical is developing very rapidly. According to statistics, more than 700,000 times in 2015 have been completed by its system, an increase of 15% compared to 2014. According to "Fortune" magazine reports: Within a five-year period, one-third of the United States (now 15%) surgery is done by robots.

A market analyst said that only 5% to 10% of the world's operations are performed by robots, so the potential for robotic surgery is enormous. In 2014, the value of the robot mobile device market was estimated at US$3.2 billion and is expected to reach US$20 billion by 2021. Fortune magazine looks forward to the future of the robotics industry:

1, the robot's laparoscopic surgery will be stronger than humans.

2. The robot can remotely sense human organs and have better visual quality.

3. Newer equipment will be cheaper, more general hospitals will use robotic surgical equipment, and hospitals already in use will consider purchasing second-generation equipment.

The development prospects are so vast. Therefore, the robotic surgery industry is set to be a battlefield for turmoil. Although Intuitive Surgical leads the way, we cannot ignore the fact that robotic surgery companies are springing up.


Verb Surgical : Verb Surgical was founded by Verily, the parent company of Alphabet’s parent company, Google, and pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson to create a platform that can combine robotics, advanced imaging, machine learning, big data and advanced equipment so doctors can use Invasive program. In other words, their goal is to give doctors more choices. The doctor can use Verb Surgical in some surgical procedures as needed or use it throughout. Both Google and Johnson & Johnson are very concerned about big data. A financial analyst said that recording and analyzing programs from big data can really replicate the robotic surgical procedure and allow it to be used in a wider range of applications.

Medtronic : Medtronic was founded in 1949 by Earl E. Bakken and Palmer J. Hermundslie, and is a global top 500 group. Medtronic created its first portable external cardiac pacemaker in 1957 and in 1960 it produced the first reliable implantable cardiac pacing system. This laid the foundation for Medtronic’s global pacemaker leadership. Today, Medtronic has become the world's leading medical technology company, providing lifelong solutions for patients with various chronic diseases. Medtronic is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Committed to provide treatment, diagnosis and monitoring programs for patients with cardiovascular diseases, neurology, diabetes, spinal diseases and ENT diseases. Meridian stated that it intends to release surgical robots before mid-2018, first in India.

TransEnterix : TransEnterix is ​​a Canadian surgical robot company. It originally planned to further develop the surgical robot SurgiBot from its previous product SPIDER Surgical System (SPIDER Surgical System), but was rejected by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Later, he turned to focus on the acquisition of the ALF-X surgical robot obtained by the Italian SOFAR company in 2015 for nearly US$100 million. Recently, TransEnterix sold its first product to a hospital in Milan, Italy. Compared to Da Vinci's surgical systems, TransEnterix devices are cheaper and have features that the Da Vinci surgical system does not: such as eye tracking software and tactile feedback.

Titan Medical : Titan Medical is a Toronto company that is developing the Sport Surgical system that combines operating tables, single incision cameras, placement and multi-joint devices and will be released in the United States in 2017. The Titan robotic system aims to refine robotic surgery, allowing robots to perform microsurgical procedures, including cholecystectomy.

Medrobotics : Medrobotics' Flex Robotic system provides robotic assisted vision systems for throat surgery, making surgery more flexible and easier to operate. The system allows robots to reach places where artificial doctors can't reach them, helping throat patients to relieve their ailments.

Potential new force

Smith & Nephew :Smith & Nephew was founded in 1856 in Hull, Northern England, by British pharmacist Thomas John Smith and is headquartered in London, England. He recently sold obstetrics and gynecology equipment to Medtronic and acquired Blue Belt Technologies. Its product line of three major categories of products: orthopedics, endoscopy, wound care series, are the world's best in the industry.

OMNI : OMNI was recently renamed Orthopaedic Synergy and OMNI Life Sciences. Its main business is to provide robot assist system for hip and knee surgery, combined with navigation robot system, transplantation, customized tools and patented technology to help doctors more accurately perform organ transplantation. .

Auris Surgical Robotics : Auris Surgical Robotics was founded in 2011 to focus on the robotic microsurgery system for ophthalmic surgery. According to reports, the company recently conducted a large round of financing. However, the company did not disclose how to use the funds. Recently, it acquired Hansen Medical to seek a better development in cardiovascular robotic surgery.

Medtech : Medtech is a French surgical robot company. Medtech has developed Rosa Brain and Rosa Spine robotic assisted surgical platforms, both of which have CE certification in the European Union. Among them, Rosa Spine equipment also received a permit from the FDA in January this year.

Cambridge Medical Robotics (CMR) :Cambridge Medical Robotics was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Cambridge, UK. The company is committed to developing the next generation of universal robotic systems for minimally invasive surgery. The company hopes that by expanding the range of robotic execution procedures, minimally invasive surgery can serve more people, and the cost of surgery is affordable and affordable to consumers. This system will change the market status of robotic surgery. Recently, CMR received a $20.3 million Series A round of financing, and it is expected that by 2025, annual revenue will reach $20 billion. Following the successful launch of clinical specimen experiments in June of this year, this latest round of financing by CMR will further promote the role of the company to global medical equipment suppliers.

In addition to the above European and American companies, many companies in South Korea, Japan, and China are also exploring and developing robotic surgical equipment. Some well-developed medical equipment companies are developing technologies with the support of the government to meet the challenges of Western medical robot companies.

However, even though the robotic surgery industry is surging, the senior vice president of Intuitive Surgical is confident:

We continue to work hard to meet the challenges of the new force in the industry. In our case, a strong competitor is a good thing because it means that the robotic surgery market is rapidly developing.

The reason why robots were introduced into medical care is that they can achieve unprecedented precision control of surgical instruments in minimally invasive surgery. So far, these machines have been used to locate endoscopes, perform gallbladder surgery, and treat heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux. The ultimate goal in robotic surgery is to design a robot that can be used to perform heart surgery without a chest.

However, although it is said that surgical robots have some advantages over human hands, there is still a long way to go to use automated robots to perform surgery on humans without any involvement. However, with the development of computer capabilities and artificial intelligence, a robot will be designed in this century to find out abnormalities in the human body, perform analysis and correct these anomalies without any need for guidance.


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