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By Pete Ricketts
Nebraska Governor 

Nebraska's Fast-Growing Bioscience Industry

 

October 20, 2022

In 2024, NASA will send a small surgical robot from Nebraska to the International Space Station. 

The tiny, two-pound robot will be able to perform surgeries on the space station that would normally require a surgeon’s expertise and much larger equipment.  The surgical robot can operate more or less on its own, performing complex procedures at the flip of a switch. 

The device, developed by Nebraska-based Virtual Incision, is a significant step toward making it possible for surgeons to operate remotely — whether their patients are in deep space or on a battlefield halfway around th...



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