Google’s Verily Collaborating With J&J to Launch Verb Surgical Robotics Company

Published by , December 14, 2015 11:10 am

( — Verily, formerly Google Life Sciences, has launched a new company called Verb Surgical in collaboration with Johnson & Johnson. Verb Surgical will be helping surgeons in the operating room by developing robots and surgical platforms. The company will be located in Mountain View, Calif. Former president of the Volcano Corp., Scott Huennekens, will run Verb Surgical as CEO. Pablo E. Garcia Kilroy, former employee of SRI International, will be vice president of research and technology. Dave Scott, former vice president of R&D at Abbott Medical Optics, will be in charge of engineering and product development.

“Verb Surgical is the first time we’ve launched a new company with a partner,” Andrew Conrad, Verily CEO, said. “We expect to work closely with pharma, biotech, medical device, and diagnostic companies, patient advocacy groups, and academic researchers in different ways for a long time to come.”

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