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AMIGO Procedures


  1. Brain open surgery
    • Craniotomy and tumor resection
    • Biopsy
    • Pituitary procedure
  2. Brain laser ablation
  3. Breast cancer lumpectomy
  4. XMR guided cardiac ablation
  5. Prostate biopsy
  6. Percutaneous ablation MRI or PET/CT (liver, kidney…)


  1. Cerebro and Endovascular
  2. Endoscopic Kidney Ablation
  3. Cervical cancer brachytherapy
  4. Bone metastatsis thermal ablation
  5. Prostate brachytherapy
  6. Brain surgery through ventricle


  1. Spine surgery
  2. Skull base surgery
  3. ENT sinus surgery
  4. Craniofacial surgery
  5. Endsocopic surgery (NOTES)
  6. Lung thermal ablation
  7. Lung bronchoscopy biopsy
  8. Trauma fracture correction
  9. Joint replacement

JnJ in AMIGO Opportunities


  • Navigation using Biosense Webster tracking system in conjunction with GE OEC mobile c-arms: tracking sensors, embedded in DePuy implants and Codman instrumentation, can be used for navigated spine and orthopedic surgery with reduced x-ray exposure to OR staff and patient.
  • Navigation using Biosense Webster tracking system to track biopsy needles and ventricular shunts for neurosurgery.
  • Navigation using Biosense Webster tracking system in conjunction with flexible neuroendoscope from Ethicon Endosurgery. This can be done by introducing a tracking sensor in the neuroendoscope channel.


We believe that the following products can be used as-is in the AMIGO suite, with boldfaced companies likely partners for further collaborative research:

  • Gamma Detection System
  • Advanced Sterilization Products, a Division of ETHICON, Inc.,
    • innovative instrument sterilization, disinfection, and cleaning technologies, including STERRAD® Systems and the CIDEX® Family of Products.
  • ALZA Corporation
    • drug delivery-based pharmaceuticals.
  • Biosense Webster, Inc.
    • endocardial diagnostics and therapyCentocor, Inc.
  • Centocor, Inc.
    • monoclonal antibody technology and manufacturing
  • Codman & Shurtleff, Inc.
    • hydrocephalic shunt valve systems, neuro endoscopes and spinal fixation implants.
  • Cordis Corporation
    • interventional cardiology, radiology and electrophysiology products for circulatory disease management.
  • DePuy, Inc.
    • reconstructing damaged or diseased joints, and for repairing and reconstructing traumatic skeletal injuries
    • first artificial spinal disc
    • hydrocephalic shunt valve systems, implantable drug pumps and micro-surgical instrumentation
    • precise wound closure and tissue repair
    • minimally invasive cardiac procedures
    • minimally invasive women's health procedures;
    • hemostasis and advanced wound care.
  • Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    • advanced medical devices for minimally invasive and open surgical procedures.
    • ENDOPATH® XCEL™ Access System; CONTOUR™ Curved Cutter Stapler
    • HARMONIC™ ultrasonic cutting and coagulating surgical devices
    • MAMMOTOME® MR-compatible Breast Biopsy System for diagnosis of early-stage breast cancer.
    • Good collaboration can be expected to develop miniature tools for endoscopic surgery
  • Ortho-McNeil, Inc.
    • Ortho-McNeil, Inc. markets LEVAQUIN® (levofloxacin), an antibiotic that treats various respiratory, skin and urinary tract infections; ACIPHEX® (rabeprazole sodium), for the treatment of acid reflux disease; DURAGESIC® (fentanyl transdermal system), a patch that delivers strong medication for moderate-to-severe chronic pain; and ULTRACET® (37.5 mc tramadol HCI/325 mg acetaminophen tablets), for the treatment of short-term acute pain. PriCara, Unit of Ortho-McNeil, Inc., is dedicated to serving the primary care customer and marketplace.
  • Scios Inc.
    • small molecule compounds and peptides
  • Veridex
    • Gene based diagnostic test for lymph nodes
    • Any collaboration for intra-operative use?
  • Orthoclinical
    • Blood tests
    • Biomarkers
  • Indigo
    • laser ablation for prostate intervention and possibly others

J&J Company Information

J&J Fast Facts (from company website)

  • The parent company has 250 Johnson & Johnson operating companies
  • Founded in 1886 in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
  • Headquarters situated in New Brunswick for more than 115 years.
  • Worldwide Sales in 2006 were $53.3 billion.
  • Net Earnings for 2006 were $11.1 billion.
  • Dividend raised each year for 44 consecutive years.
  • Sales have increased each year for 73 consecutive years.
  • Double digit earnings increases for 21 consecutive years.

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