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Robotic surgery gets a boost from Google, Johnson & Johnson

The companies hope to address three major healthcare issues with the new partnership

Ethicon, a medical device company in the Johnson & Johnson family of companies, is partnering with Google in an effort to advance surgical robotics to benefit surgeons, patients and health care systems.

The companies are looking to develop new robotic tools and capabilities for surgeons and operating room professionals that integrate best-in-class medical device technology with leading-edge robotic systems, imaging and data analytics.

The they will bring together capabilities, intellectual property and expertise to create an innovative robotic-assisted surgical platform,according to a recent company press release.

“For more than 60 years, Ethicon has developed products and technologies that have transformed the way surgery is done,” said Gary Pruden, Worldwide Chairman, Global Surgery Group, Johnson & Johnson. “This collaboration with Google is another important step in our commitment to advancing surgical care, and together, we aim to put the best science, technology and surgical know-how in the hands of medical teams around the world.”

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