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J&J, Verily Life Sciences Create New Robotic Surgery Company

  • Medical company had been developing robot surgery platform
  • Venture to be called Verb Surgical, compete against Intuitive

Johnson & Johnson and Verily Life Sciences LLC, formerly known as Google Life Sciences, have formed a new company to develop the next generation of robotic-assisted tools for surgeons.

The venture, which will be called Verb Surgical Inc., is the latest partnership between the California tech giant and the health-care industry, after earlier collaborations with Biogen Inc., Novartis AG and Sanofi.