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Agile EndoSurgery, Inc.

Agile EndoSurgery develops surgical instruments that allow surgeons to perform complex procedures with only 3 or 4 pencil-sized incisions.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Location Durham, NC, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded June 2010
  • Employees 1
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Company Summary

Agile EndoSurgery develops articulated surgical instruments to expand the scope of minimally invasive surgery. Our proprietary platform technology can replace conventional endoscopic surgical instruments with minimal training, while providing the same dexterity as robotic surgical systems along with tactile sensitivity and reduced operating cost. The first device that Agile EndoSurgery has developed is an articulated needle driver.


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    Co-Founder and CTO

    Mr. Steege is the Co-Founder and CTO; his background is primarily in Mechanical Engineering. Mr. Steege developed the technology from its infancy and raised seed funding. He has generated the intellectual property behind all pending patents and produced working prototypes of the Agile technology.

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    John F. Steege

    Dr. John Steege is the Director of the Division of Advanced Laparoscopy and Pelvic Pain in the Department of Gynecology at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He has consulted with Agile EndoSurgery since the inception of the technology in 2010, utilizing over 30 years of experience with laparoscopic surgery to guide the development process.

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    Interim CEO

    Medical device executive with > 30 years industry experience including public and private companies. Executive positions with Johnson & Johnson (10 years), Summit Technology (COO - 4 years), GlucoLight Corp (co-founder - 6 years) and several startup ventures. BSEE - Lehigh University. MSEE and MBA - Case Western Reserve University.


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    Merrill Mason
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    Brooks Malone