- Medical technology group Smith & Nephew said its next generation surgical robots platform was planned for completion in late 2019.

A full commercial release was then slated for 2020.

The company claimed the platform would 'dramatically reduces' the physical footprint, enabling it to be incorporated into Smith & Nephew's sports medicine tower.

Smith & Nephew also said it was developing an updated version of its handheld robotic surgical system, dubbed Navio 7.0.

'Navia 7.0 software has not been cleared by the FDA for distribution in the US and is not yet commercially available, but is planned for the second half of 2019,' the company said.

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