Intuitive Surgical: Robotic Precision
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Today, we are breaking down a giant in the medical device space, Intuitive Surgical. Intuitive creates robotic products to assist minimally invasive surgeries. Its Da Vinci system is a pioneer in this area as it increases the efficiency & accuracy of surgery and reduces the burden on the surgeons themselves. To break down Intuitive, I'm joined by Joseph Thomas, equity analyst at the global asset manager, Ninety One. Joe walks us through the history of surgical procedures, the emergence of robotics & surgery, and how Intuitive has emerged as the winner in this space. Please enjoy this breakdown on Intuitive Surgical. Interested in hiring from the Colossus Community? Click here. For the full show notes, transcript, and links to the best content to learn more, check out the episode page here. ----- This episode is brought to you by Tegus, the only investment research platform built for the investor. With traditional research vendors, the diligence process is slow, fragmented, and expensive. That leaves investors competing on how well they can aggregate data — not on their unique ability to analyze insights and make great investment decisions. Tegus offers an end-to-end platform with all the data you need to get up to speed on a company or market: up-to-the-minute financials, customizable models, management and culture checks, and, of course, our vast and growing library of expert call transcripts. Tegus is changing the world of expert research. Learn more and get your free trial at ----- Business Breakdowns is a property of Colossus, LLC. For more episodes of Business Breakdowns, visit Stay up to date on all our podcasts by signing up to Colossus Weekly, our quick dive every Sunday highlighting the top business and investing concepts from our podcasts and the best of what we read that week. Sign up here. Follow us on Twitter: @JoinColossus | @patrick_oshag | @zbfuss | @ReustleMatt | @domcooke Editing and post-production work for this episode was provided by The Podcast Consultant ( Show Notes (00:00:00) Welcome to Business Breakdowns (00:02:55) First Question - The Evolution of Surgery: From Ancient Practices to Robot-Assisted (00:08:14) Revolutionizing Surgery With the Da Vinci System (00:11:23) Early Challenges and Regulatory Hurdles for Robotic Surgery (00:14:59) The Future of Robotic Surgery (00:22:40) Exploring the Business Model of Intuitive Surgical (00:29:26) The Fifth Generation of the Da Vinci System (00:37:26) Intuitive Surgical's Financial Overview (00:41:16) Depreciation, Secondary Markets, and Economic Factors (00:45:52) R&D Investments and Digital Innovations (00:49:04) Navigating the Competitive Landscape (00:55:04) Global Expansion and Market Opportunities (00:57:27) Identifying Risks and Disruptions (01:01:37) Key Lessons from Intuitive Surgical Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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