Intuitive Surgical announces FDA clearance of da Vinci Sp Surgical System Intuitive Surgical announced it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for the da Vinci Sp Surgical System, which is designed to expand the company's single-incision product offering. This initial clearance is specific to urologic surgical procedures that are appropriate for a single port approach. The company does not intend to commercialize the da Vinci Sp technology until the current technology is engineered to be fully compatible with the newly released da Vinci Xi Surgical System, currently projected for the second half of 2015. This will require product refinements, supply chain optimization and additional regulatory clearances.
William Blair diagnostic services analyst holds analyst/industry conference call Analysts, along with Dr. Todd Cohen, provide an industry update on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on April 16 at 3 pm.