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Coming soon to a hospital near you: Medtronic’s new robot

June 28, 2019

Surgical robotics

The partnership incorporates Karl Storz’s visualisation systems, including the revolutionary 3D vision system, into Medtronic’s proposed surgical robotic platform.

Ireland-based Medtronic has been positioning itself to become a competitor within the robotic surgical space with its purchase of Mazor Robotics in December 2018.

The company launched the Mazor X Stealth robotic-assisted spinal surgical platform in the US earlier this year. The Mazor X Stealth platform combines Medtronic’s Stealth Software with Mazor’s Mazor X robotic-assisted surgical platform, creating the first product to come out of the original acquisition.