The German start-up must navigate the hazards that have felled other surgical robot developers while simultaneously dealing with a more crowded market.
Johnson & Johnson is going in hard on robotics, but its first big move here has still not paid off.
The long-awaited robotic surgery system is designed to open up the market.
CMR Surgical’s private round is the largest ever venture deal for a European medtech. And the point is to get to profitability, not flotation.
Intuitive Surgical makes the most money per employee – but the title of “most improved” goes to Philips.
The industry leader’s biggest buy since Covidien gets it into robots, but direct competition with Intuitive is unlikely.
Big cap medtech is hiring, largely thanks to organic growth.