Johnson & Johnson and Google’s Verb Surgical Looks to Define, Lift Robotic Surgery

Robotic surgery units available on the market right now are not technically “robots,” according to Johnson & Johnson worldwide medical devices chairman Gary Pruden.

But Verb Surgical, J&J’s joint venture with Google parent Alphabet‘s Verily Life Sciences, will be looking to produce a system that is truly robotic, and that will help improve surgical outcomes worldwide.

According to Pruden, speaking with at AdvaMed’s 2016 annual meeting in Minneapolis this week, he and Verily CEO Andrew Conrad set out to assess the field of robotic surgery.

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