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More $$ for surgical snake

… Medrobotics, previously CardioRobotics, just completed a $32 million series D round of financing to help finalize commercializing the first surgical snake robot, co-invented by Howie Choset, a CMU professor.
… The Flex Robotic System will enable …


Medrobotics, previously CardioRobotics, just completed a $32 million series D round of financing to help finalize commercializing the first surgical snake robot, co-invented by Howie Choset, a CMU professor.

The Flex Robotic System will enable hospitals and surgeons to expand their offering of single-site access, visualization and treatment options.

With this round of funding, Medrobotics has raised more than $60 million since its inception.

By Frank Tobe

Frank Tobe is the owner and publisher of The Robot Report After selling his business and retiring from 25+ years as a provider of computer direct marketing and consulting to the Democratic National Committee, major presidential and other campaigns and initiatives, he has energetically pursued a new career in researching and investing in robotics. In 2013 he co-founded Robo-STOX™ LLC (renamed in 2015 to ROBO-Global) and developed a tracking index for the robotics industry: the ROBO-Global™ Robotics & Automation Index.

Frank is a member of Robohub and also a panel member for panel member for Robohub's Robotics by Invitation series.