Virtual Incision

Virtual Incision, a spin-out of the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. is a medical device company pioneering the first-of-its-kind, miniaturized surgical robot.

Virtual Incision is reimagining surgical robotics, with innovations offering mobility, flexibility and accessibility to minimally invasive options to more patients.

Virtual Incision was founded in 2006 by Dmitry Oleynikov and Shane Farritor. The company is headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska, with an office in Pleasanton, California. 


Virtual Incision’s MIRA (“miniaturized in vivo robotic assistant”) Surgical Platform features a small, self-contained surgical device that is inserted through a single midline umbilical incision in the patient’s abdomen.


Virtual Incision’s technology is designed to support multi-quadrant abdominal surgeries utilizing existing minimally invasive tools and techniques familiar to laparoscopic surgeons, and does not require a dedicated operating room or specialized infrastructure.


Virtual Incision is poised to lead the next wave of innovation in robotic-assisted surgery with the pioneering MIRA system. The company holds more than 200 patents and applications.


Virtual Incision is backed by Endeavour Vision, Baird Capital, Genesis Innovation Group's cultivate(MD) Capital Fund II, PrairieGold Venture Partners, Genesis Innovation Group, Bluestem Capital, and others. The company raised $46M in Series C round on Nov 30, 2021. This brings Virtual Incision's total funding to $110.7M to date.



  • Year founded: 2006
  • Funding Info: $110.7M over 7 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series C)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 11-50
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Lincoln
  • State: Nebraska
  • Country: United States
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