FDA clears Asensus Surgical 510(k) for articulating instruments

Asensus Surgical (NYSE American:ASXC) received FDA 510(k) clearance for 5 mm diameter articulating instruments, adding to the Senhance Surgical System robotic technology platform.

Articulating instruments offer better access to difficult-to-reach areas of the anatomy by providing two additional degrees of freedom. These instruments have previously received CE Mark for use in the EU.

“Bringing the benefits of 5 mm articulating instruments to the Senhance Surgical System in the U.S. will widen the clinical utility and value of our platform,” Anthony Fernando, president and CEO of Asensus, said in a statement.

 “Combining articulation and haptics with augmented intelligence is a very promising development for performance-guided surgery.”

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