The Technion is one of the participants of a funding round for Tamar Robotics, a startup that develops robots that assist neurosurgeons in the operating room. The company was founded in 2018 and is based in northern Israeli Kibbutz Yagur.
The company’s system is based on a five-year study conducted by co-founder and vice president of research and development, Hadas Ziso, at the Technion’s D. Dan & Betty Kahn Medical Robotics Laboratory. Professor Moshe Shoham, of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and head of the Kahn Medical Robotics Laboratory, is Tamar Robotics’ second co-founder. Prof. Shoham is also the founder of Mazor Robotics and Microbot Medical. Mazor Robotics was acquired by Medtronic PLC in 2018 at a $1.7 billion valuation.