Phillip Laby, Co-Founder & CTO, Project Moray
Phillip Laby is the co-founder of Moray Medical, a startup company developing a structural heart robotic delivery system for edge-to-edge valve leaflet repair. Phillip was a founding member of Computer Motion, which pioneered robotic driven endoscopic surgery and later merged as part of Intuitive Surgical; also, a founding member of InTouch Health, pioneering remote presence in healthcare. Phillip formed Laby Robotics as a consulting company to support technology know-how in emerging companies developing medical & robotics products. Some of the medical device efforts Phillip previously led or contributed include the following: A multi-site endoscopy robot called Zeus™ (used to perform the first transatlantic surgery); a voice controlled endoscope robot called AESOP™ (the first minimally invasive endoscopic robot); a structural heart catheter to place leadless pacemakers; a single site multi arm endoscopic robot called SurgiBot™; and a “Snake” robot for natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES); a mobile remote presence robot for treatment of stroke victims called RP-7™; and his first robot was an NSF (SBIR Phase 1 & 2) sponsored project to develop Micro-Macro robot combo to exploring advanced force control when encountering rigid objects.