Memic Innovative Surgery announced today that three U.S.-based facilities acquired the Hominis robot-assisted surgical system.
HCA Florida Healthcare’s Kendall Regional Medical Center, Advent Health Celebration and The Women’s Hospital at Jackson Memorial all acquired the Hominis surgical system.
Tel Aviv, Israel-based Memic’s Hominis system will now be used at the facilities in single-site, natural orifice laparoscopic-assisted transvaginal benign gynecological procedures including benign hysterectomy, according to a news release. The company touts Hominis as the first and only FDA-authorized surgical robot with miniature humanoid-shaped arms with shoulder, elbow and wrist joints that provide human-level dexterity and 360-degree articulation.
Memic — which confirmed its plans to go public in a SPAC merger in August 2021 — designed the Hominis system to replicate the motions and capabilities of a surgeon’s arms, requiring a smaller footprint with lower costs than conventional robotic systems, the company said.
“We are proud to partner with these leading healthcare providers to empower surgeons with a better user experience and help them better serve the thousands of women who undergo gynecologic surgery each year,” Memic Co-Founder & CEO Dvir Cohen said in the release. “These sites establish a strong foundation for expanding market adoption of Hominis, including a leading robotic surgery center of excellence, a 450-bed hospital owned by one of the largest U.S. hospital systems, and a 1,550-bed nonprofit teaching hospital affiliated with an acclaimed medical school.
“With their support, we are expanding our commercial footprint to increase the reach of our proprietary technology and have a positive impact on the Florida region and elsewhere as we work to expand adoption of Hominis worldwide.”