On this episode of the podcast, we check in with Adam Sachs, co-founder and CEO of Vicarious Surgical. He comes back to the show with an update on the long journey to market for surgical robots.
Vicarious Surgical’s robot uses a single port requiring a 1.5 cm (0.5 in.) incision — smaller than the size of a dime — for the insertion of the camera and two robotic instruments, transporting surgeons to a new world of visibility and maneuverability.
The assistive system has received “Breakthrough Device Designation” from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. It features a self-wiping mechanism to help the surgeon to have clear 3D vision while remotely operating the end effectors inside of a patient. The robot is also intended to help with training and to improve outcomes.
To learn more about the company, which was founded in 2014, visit its website.
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28:48 — Interview with Adam Sachs, co-founder and CEO of Vicarious Surgical
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