Theator, an Israeli-founded, US-based company that developed a surgical intelligence platform for better surgeon performance, is partnering with the world-leading American academic medical organization, Mayo Clinic, to integrate its systems into a number of the center’s departments.
Based in Palo Alto, CA, Theator was co-founded in 2018 by Dr. Tamir Wolf and Dotan Asselmann and works to leverage advanced artificial intelligence and computer vision tech to improve surgeons’ performance. It does so by providing video analytics that enable surgeons to review and assess their work from pre-op preparation to post-op analysis, at different angles.
Theator says it has amassed one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive databases of annotated surgical video material so surgeons “can bolster their own skill sets, and optimally relay best practices to the next generation of physicians – ultimately reducing variability in surgical care.”
According to the announcement, the collaboration with the Mayo Clinic will see Theator broaden the capabilities of its surgical intelligence platform for use in the fields of urology and gynecology.
“We are thrilled to be collaborating with Mayo Clinic in order to access a rich array of insights from world-class urology and gynecology departments, with the goal of broadening our experience in order to tackle the pressing problems of disparity and variability in surgical care today,” said Dr. Wolf.
“Our strategic collaboration with an institution that has such a reputation for excellence will deepen our visual and contextual understanding of surgical best practices and enable us to refine and develop our preoperative preparation and postoperative debrief Surgical Intelligence platform, helping surgeons around the world upskill and raise the standards of care for even more patients,” he added in the announcement.
Theator has an R&D center in Israel and recently raised a $15.5 million Series A funding round in which the Mayo Clinic participated.
The company also has a number of different running partnerships that help bring its insights to thousands of surgeons and surgeons-in-training, including with the Tel Aviv Sourasky Center (also known as Ichilov Hospital), the largest acute care facility in Israel.
Theator was also recently named to US business magazine Fast Company’s “most innovative companies” in 2021 (alongside six other Israeli companies) and to a list of top AI companies worldwide according to New York-based research firm CB Insights.