June 13, 2018 | Beyeonics Surgical Ltd, a subsidiary of Israel’s Elbit Systems, announced that it raised $11.5 million in a first investment round, including from an unspecified international corporation. The subsidiary develops “surgeon-centered visualization technologies.” Beyeonics’ first clinically tested system – Clarity™ Bionic Visualization Platform – “has a proven track record of providing surgeons with Augmented/Virtual Reality vision capabilities that replace surgical microscopes while allowing real-time integration of an unlimited amount of data, the company said. The platform is comprised of a headset that utilizes “unique Elbit Systems’ displays technology, 3D ultra-resolution remote sensing cameras, and a processing core that leverages Elbit Systems’ image processing know-how.” The company says that platform has been successfully tested in more than 20 ophthalmic surgeries both at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center and at Retinal Consultants of Arizona. Elbit Systems President and CEO Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis, said: “We are proud to have spun-off a company that leverages some of our unique technologies to materially enhance surgeons’ capabilities in the operating room. This investment will enable Beyeonics to expand product development, to include additional surgical applications and to accelerate commercialization.” Elbit Systems is one of Israel’s defense companies. It has defense, homeland security and commercial operations throughout the world.