Virtual Incision Corp.
This article was originally published in Start Up
The debate surrounding the future of minimally invasive surgery -- whether single-incision laparoscopy will prevail, or whether it is merely a stepping stone to a world of incisionless NOTES procedures - is not really relevant to Virtual Incision, a start-up developing mini surgical robots. The company's founders believe that in vivo robots will free a surgeon of any constraints due to the method of entering the body.
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