The mission of Galen Robotics is to make surgeon’s lives easier through assistive technology in the operating room. To fulfill that vision, the company has developed a cooperative surgical assist device intended to fill unserved needs in the current surgical device market, including neurosurgery, otolaryngology, tissue reconstruction, intrauterine brain, and spine surgery. The Galen platform is designed to work with standard surgical instruments, improving stability and ergonomics in a variety of narrow corridor and minimally invasive procedures. Galen Robotics recently filed for clearance with the FDA for the first of many anticipated indications for the platform. Upon clearance, the company expects to be the first to launch a cooperative surgical platform “as a service.”
The company continues to work closely with Johns Hopkins University, and other university research organizations, to explore future applications based on this platform.
Galen Robotics was founded in 2016 to commercialize the research done in the Laboratory of Computational Sensing and Robotics of Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Kevin Olds and Dr. Russell Taylor invented the Robotic ENT Microsurgical System (REMS) at JHU to expand the surgical population by improving ergonomics and tool stability during narrow corridor procedures in many surgical settings.