Virtual Incision

is reimagining robotic support for minimally invasive (MIS) procedures with simple innovations offering mobility, flexibility, and accessibility to provide MIS options to more patients.

The company is developing the MIRA® (Miniaturized In vivo Robotic Assistant) Platform, a first-of-its-kind miniaturized surgical robotic support device, focusing first on colon resection, with follow-on specialty robots for additional potential applications. The company is headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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

Shane Farritor, Ph.D., 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

Dmitry Oleynikov, M.D., is an active investigator and researcher in the College of Medicine with over 200 peer-reviewed articles, and 25 patents in the area of surgical robotics and surgical outcomes research. The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons has recognized him for his achievements with an award in Excellence in Leadership and currently serves as Chair of Surgery at RWJ Monmouth Medical Center and Professor of Surgery at RWJ Rutgers University Medical School.