Aug 04 2017
Auris Health, formerly known as Auris Surgical Robotics, is featured in this article for its significant achievement in financing along with details surrounding its technology. Under the leadership of serial entrepreneur and Auris CEO, Dr. Fred Moll, Auris raised $280 million in a Series D round of financing. This was a generous amount to add to the existing $149.5 million from its Series C financing.
With its financing, lung cancer is Auris’s first target, and according to the article, its robotic technology could allow physicians to access early stage lung cancer without incisions.
Excerpt from the article: “…an FDA review concluded that the Auris Robotic Endoscopy System (ARES) was substantially equivalent to commercially available bronchoscopes, devices that are inserted through the nose or mouth that allow clinicians to examine a patient’s airways. Meeting the standard of substantial equivalence clears the way for a company to commercially launch a new medical device.”Read the Full Article about Auris
Complications from bronchoscopy are rare and most often minor, but if they occur, may include breathing difficulty, vocal cord spasm, hoarseness, slight fever, vomiting, dizziness, bronchial spasm, infection, low blood oxygen, bleeding from biopsied site, or an allergic reaction to medications. Only rarely do patients experience other more serious complications (for example, collapsed lung, respiratory failure, heart attack and/or cardiac arrhythmia).
Adverse effects from both Mini-PCNL and Ureteroscopy include pain, urinary tract infection, fever, hematuria (presence of blood in urine), exposure to low levels of radiation, retained or residual stones.
Adverse effects from ureteroscopy may include pain, perforation or injury to the ureter, resulting in extravasation of fluid and urine (urinoma), stricture of the ureter with risk of subsequent obstruction (hydronephrosis needing further repair), rare avulsion of the ureter, urinary blood clots, residual stones.
PCNL access may result in minor and major adverse effects. Minor effects include fever and nephrostomy leak. Major adverse effects may include injuries to pleura, liver, spleen, large vessels with related bleeding, gallbladder, duodenum, jejunum, colon with related cutaneous fistula, fever, pain, ileus, elevated counts.
Major adverse effects related to stone removal may include infection and urosepsis, intravascular fluid overload, extravasation of fluid, and post percutaneous nephrolithotomy bleeding.