New entrants in medical devices

Medical Robotics

New entrants in medical devices

Robotic applications in the surgical and medical fields open opportunities for equipment makers outside the segment of established medical device suppliers

A manufacturer such as Roper Technologies applies its expertise in industrial robots for power plants to medical imaging robotics, just as industrial technologies specialist Fortive expands in artificial hearts

Recognizing the special challenge of robotics in medical devices, the largest established suppliers are preparing their product line-up in technological partnerships, Medtronic with Mazor Robotics asset and Johnson & Johnson through Verb Surgical, and committing to long term R&D investments

By establishing robotic platforms, the largest medical device suppliers, Medtronic and Johnson & Johnson are expected to remain powerful players with their ability to bundle all their products and services

Furthermore, the large imagining companies, GE , Siemens and Philips , will probably be drawn in as imaging, navigation and site specific delivery of drug or device become part of a single process

Next to these powerful conglomerates, who will impact the market deeply, medical device manufacturers are likely to enter in partnership agreements (as is already the case with Mazor) or focus on specialty surgery devices, following the example of Zimmer Biomet

Great expectations for medical robotics are flourishing in minimally invasive surgical robotics, nano robotics, visualization and orhopedics