Robot-Assisted Surgical Technologies

Virtual Incision is developing a first-of-its-kind, miniaturized robot for general surgery abdominal procedures.

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Virtual Incision Corporation is a privately-held medical device company focused on developing an advanced, miniaturized robot for general surgery abdominal procedures, such as colon resections.

Propelled by the knowledge that colorectal and lower gastrointestinal procedures are the fastest growing in the United States, Dr. Dmitry Oleynikov and Dr. Shane Farritor founded Virtual Incision in 2006.

The company is a spin-out of the University of Nebraska, where Dr. Dmitry Oleynikov and Dr. Shane Farritor are currently based. John Murphy joined Virtual Incision in 2012 and is based in Pleasanton, California.

Patents and Applications
Robot Prototypes
Comparative Medical Studies

John P. Murphy, MBA, MS

Chief Executive Officer

A global medical technology and health sciences executive, John Murphy has held leadership roles in large public companies, middle-market private equity businesses, and venture capital environments over the past 20 years. He holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in computer science and a MBA in international finance.

Shane M. Farritor, PhD, MS

Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Shane Farritor holds a doctorate and master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and is currently a faculty member at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Prior to his work at the university, Shane studied at the Kennedy Space Center, Goddard Space Flight Center, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Dmitry Oleynikov, MD FACS

Co-Founder & Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Dmitry Oleynikov is a general surgeon, advanced laparoscopic surgeon, robotic MIS surgeon, and professor of surgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha. He serves as the director of UNMC’s Center for Advanced Surgical Technology and is a board member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons.


Our New Headquarters

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Virtual Incision, a medical device company founded by University of Nebraska faculty, has relocated and expanded its headquarters at Nebraska Innovation Campus. In November, the company launched by University of…

MDDI Feature Story

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About two-thirds of colon resection procedures are performed via open surgery with an eight- to 12-inch incision and several weeks of recovery time. A miniature robotically assisted surgical device (RASD)…

Series B Funding Announcement

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Virtual Incision Corporation today announced that the company has raised $18 million in Series B funding. The round was co-led by new investor Sinopharm Capital, the private equity fund initiated…

NPR Interview with Co-Founder Shane Farritor

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Dr. Shane Farritor, co-founder and chief technology officer at Virtual Incision Corp., was recently featured on NPR's radio show On Point. The topic of the show was telemedicine and its…

Watch Virtual Incision’s first-of-its-kind robot in motion…

This video demonstrates the capabilities and potential utilizations of this advanced miniaturized robot

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