Medtronic’s Hugo Soft-Tissue Robot Expands Into EU, Canada And Japan
Medtronic announced on 19 October its robotic-assisted system Hugo has gained regulatory approvals in Japan, the third largest robotics market worldwide, and general surgery approval in the EU and Canada. A surgeon offered perspectives on Hugo versus Intuitive Surgical’s da Vinci surgical robot.
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Health Canada has licensed Hugo for urologic and gynecologic laparoscopic surgical procedures.
Medtronic’s robotic-assisted surgery system earned a CE mark approval for urologic and gynecologic procedures, which make up about half of all robotic procedures.
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