TransEnterix Announces Name Change to Asensus Surgical and Introduces a New Category of Surgery, Performance-Guided Surgery
New name reflects commitment to pioneering a new era of Performance-Guided Surgery to help improve surgical results and patient outcomes
Asensus Surgical's technology platform, Senhance® Surgical System, is the first of its kind digital laparoscopic platform that leverages augmented intelligence to provide unmatched performance and patient outcomes through machine learning. Senhance goes beyond the typical surgical robotic systems, providing surgical assurance through haptic feedback, eye-tracking camera control, and 3D visualization, and is the first platform to offer 3 mm instruments (the smallest instrument available in the world on a robotic surgical platform). Today, the Senhance Surgical System is being used by over 100 active surgeon users across three continents with over 4,000 procedures performed across a wide variety of surgical specialties.
“As we work to create the future of surgery we need to enable surgeons to take the best surgical practices and techniques from everywhere and enable them to be leveraged anywhere; this is what digital technology has enabled us to do,” said
Sensus is Latin for “cognition,” making the connection between surgeons’ knowledge and the augmented intelligence technology to perceive and develop future innovations. The inclusion of the “A” in front of “sensus” lends itself to the idea of augmented intelligence and being at the forefront of innovation. Asensus also speaks to “ascending” and “elevating,” which speaks to the company’s mission to elevate robotic surgery: to drive predictable outcomes, to optimize resources and costs, and to work with hospital systems that seek to strive to employ innovative healthcare strategies.
As part of the name change, Asensus Surgical also released a new company logo and rebranded the company website at www.Asensus.com.
This press release includes statements relating to our vision for the future of performance-guided surgery and the role the Senhance Surgical System may play. These statements and other statements regarding our future plans and goals constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and are intended to qualify for the safe harbor from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that are often difficult to predict, are beyond our control and which may cause results to differ materially from expectations, and include whether we will be well-positioned to continue to deliver on our strategy and bring transformative technology to surgeons, hospitals and patients globally. For a discussion of the risks and uncertainties associated with our business, please review our filings with the