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Robotic technology for treating hair loss gets $41 million

September 3, 2011

Restoration Robotics, Inc received clearance from the FDA in April for it’s ARTAS™ System for harvesting hair follicles from the scalp in men. It combines an image-guided robotic arm, special imaging technologies, small dermal punches, and a computer interface to identify and harvest individual follicular units – and it does it less painfully, with shorter recovery times, and more efficiency than present methods.
Now it has received $41 million in a series C round of financing from Clarus Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures, Alloy Ventures and Interwest Partners to provide the means to bring the product to market.

Frank Tobe is the owner and publisher of The Robot Report, and is also a panel member for Robohub's Robotics by Invitation series... read more

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