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Wednesday, July 24 2019 - 23:00
Verb Surgical Announces Kurt Azarbarzin as President and CEO
MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, July 24, 2019 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Verb Surgical Inc. today announced that Kurt Azarbarzin has joined the company 
as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.

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"I am incredibly honored and excited to have the opportunity to lead Verb," 
said Azarbarzin. "The company has an incredible vision for the future of 
surgery. I've spent time with the technology, and believe it has the potential 
to transform surgery on a global scale."

Verb is building its digital surgery platform in close collaboration with 
Ethicon Inc., part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, and 
Verily, part of Alphabet Inc. It has been working actively with its partner 
companies and with clinicians in testing the platform in preclinical labs.

"Verb is making strong progress, and the response from clinicians around the 
world has been very positive," said Ashley McEvoy, Executive Vice President and 
Worldwide Chairman, Medical Devices, Johnson & Johnson. "We are pleased to have 
Kurt's leadership and expertise guiding the platform towards commercialization."

"With Verb, we are developing a comprehensive technology platform aimed at 
transforming surgery," said Andy Conrad, CEO of Verily. "Kurt's commercial 
acumen and legacy of innovative R&D in minimally invasive surgery make him a 
welcome addition to the team."

Verb's digital surgery platform consists of five technology pillars -- 
robotics, visualization, advanced instrumentation, connectivity, and data 
analytics. Verb leadership noted that the company is on pace to deliver all 
five to the market in what it considers to be the world's first fully connected 
digital surgery platform.

"I've been exposed to many surgical technologies and trends over the course of 
my 35 year career and truly believe that robotics and digital are the future of 
surgery," said Azarbarzin, who will be relocating to the San Francisco Bay Area 
with Verb, "and I see vast potential in what Verb is developing. I'm joining 
the company to change surgery for the better."  

About Verb Surgical Inc.

Verb Surgical, Inc. is developing a digital surgery platform built with 
technology from Verily (an Alphabet company) and Ethicon Inc., a Johnson & 
Johnson Medical Devices company. The company was founded in 2015 to create the 
future of surgery by making advanced technology and information available to 
more patients globally. In partnership with clinicians around the world, Verb 
is a company dedicated to turning technology and information into actions that 

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SOURCE: Verb Surgical Inc.