Virtual Incision Corporation is a privately held medical device company based in Lincoln, Neb. and Pleasanton, Calif. The company’s first-of-its-kind miniaturized robotically assisted surgical devices for general surgery are designed to enable a minimally invasive approach to a variety of procedures that are typically performed ‘open’ today, with the potential to improve clinical outcomes and health care costs. A spinout of technology developed at the University of Nebraska, Virtual Incision’s robot-assisted surgical technologies are supported by more than 90 pending and granted patents and 70 comparative medicine studies. The study is backed by Bluestem Capital, PrairieGold Venture Partners, and others.