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 is developing a surgical robotic platform with intended to fill needs unserved in the current surgical robotics market, including neurosurgery, otolaryngology, tissue reconstruction, intrauterine brain, and spine surgery. The Galen system is designed to work with standard surgical instruments, improving stability and ergonomics variety of narrow corridor and minimally invasive procedures. The company works closely with Johns Hopkins University to develop future applications based on this robotic platform, and the company intends to file for FDA clearance in July 22 and launch the product “as a service” upon clearance.
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 found in manu surgical settings.