In 2016, inspired by a vision to democratize surgery, Activ Surgical performed the first fully-autonomous suturing of soft tissue, outperforming open, laparoscopic, and robot-assisted techniques (STAR)*. This breakthrough achievement demonstrates a new realm of possibility for medical technology. Now we’re on a mission to empower surgeons to achieve the best possible outcomes and saves lives.
With over 100 years of med tech experience, our team has a deep commitment to medical innovation, and we’re just getting started.
* Azad Shademan, Ryan S. Decker, Justin D. Opfermann, Simon Leonard, Axel Krieger, Peter C. W. Kim.
Supervised autonomous robotic soft tissue surgery. Science Translational Medicine Vol. 8, Issue 337
Professor and Chairman
Department of Surgery, University at Buffalo
Chair Department of Surgery
Anne Arundel Medical Group
Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology
Head of Robotics, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Director of Biomedical Image Guidance Laboratory
Carnegie Mellon University
Medical Director, Global Robotics Institute, Advent Health
Founding member of Society of Robotics Surgery
Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center
Co-Founder and CEO, Weights & Biases
Founder, Figure Eight
Innovation in the surgical vision category is long overdue; the most commonly employed surgical imaging process, ICG, uses fluorescent dye invented more than 70 years ago and does not offer real-time, objective physiologic information to surgeons when they critically need it during procedures,” said Dr. Peter Kim, co-founder and chief science officer, Activ Surgical. “Activ Surgical is designed to empower surgeons to make better informed decisions by offering real-time intelligence and visualization to dramatically reduce medical complications and surgical errors.”
Activ Surgical, a pioneering digital surgery company is looking for individuals who are interested in shaping the future of healthcare by improving patient outcomes, reducing healthcare costs, and addressing unintended surgical complications.
Check out our open roles and intern/co-op positions or just give us a call.
We’d be happy to chat with you about our company, our unique technology and the possibilities of joining our growing and dedicated team in Boston.