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Surgical Robot Company TransEnterix, Inc. is Selling its AutoLap Assets to Great Belief International Limited
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The big gain came after the maker of da Vinci robotic surgical systems and transenterix robotic system both came with a surgical robot in the market as a competitor. Transenterix announced that it was selling some of its AutoLap image-based laparoscopic positioning system assets to Great Belief International Ltd.

TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE American:TRXC), a surgical robot manufacturer that is digitizing the interface between the surgeon and the patient to improve minimally invasive surgery, today announced the sale of certain AutoLap ® image-based laparoscope positioning system (AutoLap) assets to Great Belief International Limited (GBIL), for total proceeds of $47.0 million.

The total proceeds to be paid to the Company for the AutoLap product and intellectual property assets is $17 million, payable in the amount of $5 million by July 31, 2019, and $12 million by November 30, 2019. In addition, GBIL is making an equity investment of $30.0 million in TransEnterix common stock at $2.00 per share, payable on or before September 30, 2019. As a part of the sale agreement, the Company retains ownership of the broader intellectual property portfolio it acquired from M.S.T. - Medical Surgery Technologies in October 2018, and will enter into a cross-license agreement with GBIL under which it gains a license to use the AutoLap-related IP sold, and grants GBIL a non-exclusive license to use additional IP in connection with the AutoLap. The Company has entered into an Amendment to its Loan Agreement as part of the process to obtain the consent of its Lender prior to transferring the AutoLap assets to GBIL.

“AutoLap has a track record of success with laparoscopic surgeons across a wide variety of procedures around the globe. GBIL has been a great partner for us in the past, and we believe they will be successful in bringing the benefits of the AutoLap product to the greatest number of laparoscopic surgeons worldwide," said Todd M. Pope, TransEnterix President, and CEO. “This divestiture aligns with our continued focus on commercializing the Senhance Surgical System platform and progressing digital laparoscopy, while securing additional funds for our operations.”


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