Intuitive Surgical, Luna Innovations in MIS pact:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Intuitive Surgical and Luna Innovations have signed a multi-year, IP licensing, development and supply agreement that will see the two companies combine their technologies to enhance minimally-invasive surgery. Luna (Roanoke, Virginia) will integrate its fibre optic-based shape-sensing and position-tracking system into Intuitive Surgical's robotic-assisted minimally-invasive surgery products, in a bid to improve surgeons' control during operations. Intuitive Surgical, headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, houses the da Vinci 3D visualisation surgical system - which is said to have a worldwide installed base of over 500 units - and the EndoWrist range of instruments that are modelled on the human wrist.