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Fully Disposable Endovascular Robot Unveiled

Claire Asher

Microbot Medical, a company with offices in Massachusetts and Israel, is about to release the world’s first fully disposable endovascular surgical robot. The LIBERTY device is intended for use in a variety of cardiovascular, neurovascular, and peripheral vascular procedures, manipulating catheters in a fly-by-wire way.

Since it can be operated remotely, clinicians can be kept at a safe distance from radiation emitted by fluoroscopes, and at the same time the system makes endovascular procedures less straining to perform for physicians who would otherwise have to stand over the surgical table and manually steer the catheters.

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