Intuitive Surgical Company Profile

01:12 EST 13th December 2018 | BioPortfolio

Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISRG) is the global technology leader in robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery (MIS). The Company's da Vinci® Surgical System offers surgeons superior visualization, enhanced dexterity, greater precision and ergonomic comfort for the optimal performance of MIS. The da Vinci System enables surgeons to perform even complex procedures such as open-heart surgery through 1-2 cm incisions. This breakthrough is allowing hospitals everywhere to extend the benefits of MIS to a broader base of patients. An investment in an MIS initiative that is built on the da Vinci Surgical System platform can provide hospitals with greater return in the areas of market share growth, utilization mix, productivity and operational efficiencies. Improved operational efficiencies may include reduced incidence of complications and post-operative infections; reduced need for blood transfusions and post-operative pain management, simplified post-operative nursing care and reduced length of stay. The original prototype for Intuitive Surgical’s da Vinci System was developed in the late 1980s at the former Stanford Research Institute under contract to the U.S. Army. While initial work was funded in the interest of developing a system for performing battlefield surgery remotely, possible commercial applications were even more compelling: It was clear to those involved that this technology could accelerate the application of a minimally invasive surgical approach to a broader range of procedures. In 1995, Intuitive Surgical was founded to test this theory. In January 1999, Intuitive launched the da Vinci Surgical System, and in 2000, it became the first robotic surgical system cleared by the FDA for general laparoscopic surgery. In the following years, the FDA cleared the da Vinci Surgical System for thoracoscopic (chest) surgery, for cardiac procedures performed with adjunctive incisions, urologic and gynecologic procedures. In June 2000, Intuitive Surgical conducted a successful initial public offering. In 2003, the Company acquired its principal competitor Computer Motion, strengthening its intellectual property holdings and ensuring its position as the world’s sole provider of robotic-assisted surgical systems. Today, over 500 da Vinci Systems are installed in hospitals worldwide. Intuitive Surgical currently has rights to over 300 U.S. and foreign patents, as well as patents pending. In addition to developing its own proprietary technologies, Intuitive Surgical has established relationships with several industry leaders including IBM Corporation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Heartport, Inc. (Johnson & Johnson). The Company has also entered into industry collaborations with companies including Ethicon Endo-Surgery (Johnson & Johnson), Medtronic and Olympus Optical. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Intuitive Surgical has more than 500 employees in offices worldwide. Intuitive Surgical’s sales for the 2005 fiscal year totaled $227.3 million, up 64% from $138.3 million in 2004. Recurring revenue totaled $102.7 million or 71% of total revenue in 2005, compared to $60 million in 2004. The da Vinci Prostatectomy procedure is currently the fastest-growing treatment for prostate cancer, which is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in men.


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News Articles [412 Associated News Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Intuitive Surgical Beats Expectations, Driven By da Vinci System

Intuitive Surgical again beat revenue and earnings expectations with the help of its da Vinci robotic surgical systems when it reported its second quarter performance after the market closed Thursday.

Earnings Preview: What To Expect From Intuitive Surgical On Thursday

Intuitive Surgical is expected to report $2.50/share on $868.48 million in revenue. Meanwhile, the so-called Whisper number is $2.65.

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FDA clears expanded use of Intuitive Surgical's da Vinci SP device

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Intuitive Surgical Announces Second Quarter Earnings

Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG) has announced its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2018. As quoted in the press release: Q2 Highlights Worldwide da Vinci procedures grew approximately...

Broncus Medical gets $15mm Series A investment from Intuitive Surgical

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Intuitive Surgical gets FDA clearance for first 60mm stapler

Intuitive Surgical has secured approval from the US Food and Drug Administration for its fully wristed 60mm stapler.

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PubMed Articles [1815 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Targeted muscle reinnervation and prosthetic rehabilitation after limb loss.

Over one million amputations occur annually world-wide. Often, amputation of the neoplastic limb is regarded as a surgical failure and the end of surgical care for the patient. Here, we highlight the ...

Intuitive versus Algorithmic Triage.

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The future of laparoscopy and robotics in urology.

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DigBody: A new 3D modeling tool for nasal virtual surgery.

Recent studies have demonstrated that a significant number of surgical procedures for nasal airway obstruction (NAO) have a high rate of surgical failure. In part, this problem is due to the lack of r...

Medical and surgical co-management - A strategy of improving the quality and outcomes of perioperative care.

With the increase of ageing population, rates of chronic diseases and complex medical conditions, the management of high-risk surgical patients is likely to become a great concern in most countries. C...

Clinical Trials [2787 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Assessing the da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System for Surgery of the Upper Aerodigestive Tract

To assess the use of the da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System (Intuitive Surgical, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA) in transoral surgeries in patients with benign and malignant lesions of the oral cavit...

Robotic Assisted Versus Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy - Outcome and Cost Analyses of a Case-Matched Control Study

Case matched study on 50 consecutive patients undergoing robotic assisted cholecystectomy (Da Vinci Robot, Intuitive Surgical). These patients are matched 1:1 to 50 patients with conventio...

A Pilot Study Assessing Robotic Surgery in the Seated Position for Benign and Malignant Lesions of the Head and Neck

This study is designed to investigate if transoral surgery with the patient in the seated position utilizing the da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System (Intuitive Surgical, Inc., Sunnyvale...

Public Health Messages to Address Vaccine Hesitancy

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To Evaluate the Robotic Surgery in a Dedicated Multidisciplinary Pediatric Program and the Relative Cost of Robotic Surgery

Robotic minimally invasive surgery has been rapidly adopted for a wide variety of surgical procedures in adult patients across a broad spectrum of surgical specialties. This has occurred d...

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