Google Life Sciences is to engage in a robotic surgery venture in the form of Verb Surgical Incorporated.
The company Verb Surgical Incorporated has started a joint venture with Google Life Sciences. Scott Huennekens has been appointed the CEO of Verb. Verb is being touted as the future of surgery as we know it.
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Not only robotic surgery, but the entire field of surgical science will undergo a revolution thanks to this collaboration between two giants. Already the robotic arm of this venture has progressed beyond the ordinary level.
"We believe Verb Surgical has the potential to change the future of surgery, not just robotic surgery," said Gary Pruden, Worldwide Chairman, Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices.
"The team has already made meaningful progress on the robotics platform, which is being developed for application across a host of surgical specialties."
The objectives of Verb Surgical are very lofty indeed. Besides minimally invasive surgery, the cutting edge field of robotic surgery will be revamped and refurbished with new instruments and novel technology.
Also high tech equipment for surgery by professionals will be made to order. Verb will be partners with the hospitals, surgeons and physicians that it will provide its equipment to. Verb is also to be funded by Ethicon, Johnson & Johnson Innovation and Verily.
Both Ethicon and Verily plan on lending intellectual property, R&D databases and lots of other sources of rich information to Verb. Among some of the provisions will be included managerial, technological and surgery-related support.
Verb will have its headquarters in Mountain View, California. The company will be overseen by a board of directors as well as its CEO. The CEO spoke of how he was excited about the possible discoveries and inventions that lay in the future.
New solutions to old problems could lie in the making. And this in turn would lead to greater standards of health care and patient support in the medical profession.
After all, it was not for nothing that it was called the healing arts. When anyone began to feel the misery of any one of the ten thousand maladies, he or she turned to the doctors and surgeons as a first resort.
As for the name of the company, Verb, it said it all. The goals and aims were all action-oriented. Not just to sit back and vegetate but to participate fully in the evolution of humanity towards a finer and better future was a lofty target indeed.
Rather than passively waiting for the results to come, by actively taking the bull of life by the horns, these renaissance men and women would lead forth the assailing movement that would spell the death knell of all disease and pain in a troubled humanity.
"I'm very excited about the possibilities that we can realize through our new surgical solutions company," said Scott Huennekens, President and CEO, Verb Surgical.
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"By maximizing the distinct capabilities of these two market-leading companies, we aim to develop novel technologies and solutions to help improve the standard of care around the world. Our name speaks for itself. We are a company dedicated to action and to making a difference in people's lives, in partnership with surgeons globally."