Virtual Incision Corporation is cited by University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds as a perfect example of what the university can do when they work together. Officials announced that the start-up company born from a collaborative research project at the university completed an 18 million dollar round of fund-raising.
Virtual Incision’s device is not yet commercially available, but officials say it could change the future of surgical robotics and minimally invasive surgery.
Virtual Incision’s two pound robot platform features a small, self-contained surgical device that is inserted through a single midline umbilical
incision in the patient’s abdomen.
The device is designed for colon resection, a procedure to treat patients with lower gastrointestinal diseases including diverticulitis, pre-cancerous and cancerous lesions of the colon, inflammatory bowel disease and colon polyps that are to large to be removed endoscopically.