Medivis Wins FDA Clearance for Augmented Reality Surgical System

Posted on May 30, 2019 by Medtech[y] Staff

Medivis, founded by neurosurgeon Osamah Choudhry, MD and radiologist Christopher Morley, MD, has received FDA 510(k) clearance to use their (AR) technology, SurgicalAR, for clinical use in the operating room.

SurgicalAR combines the latest advancements in augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and computer vision to advance surgical visualization, which can help decrease surgical complications and improving patient outcomes — all while lowering costs to the healthcare system.

"Holographic visualization is the final frontier of surgical imaging and navigation," said Dr. Osamah Choudhry, neurosurgeon & CEO of Medivis. "The surgical world continues to primarily rely on two-dimensional imaging technology to understand and operate on incredibly complex patient pathology."

Dr. Christopher Morley at CES discussing how AR + 5G will change healthcare.

"Medivis introduces advancements in holographic visualization and navigation to fundamentally advance surgical intervention, and revolutionize how surgeons safely operate on their patients," said Dr. Christopher Morley, radiologist & President of Medivis. "Achieving this milestone accelerates our mission to improve surgical precision and safety by allowing surgeons to see the invisible."

Earlier this year, Medivis announced $2.3M in funding, led by Initialized Capital, and the company also recently released their AnatomyX platform for AR medical training. Medivis also has strategic partnerships with Verizon and Microsoft.

"Medical imaging for invasive surgical procedures has been waiting for a transformation like this for decades —and we knew from day one that Medivis would be the leader in this emerging space," Eric Woersching, General Partner, Initialized Capital.

Medivis plans on immediately commercializing the platform in the United States.

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