OSSO VR Raises $27 million to Turn Surgery into a Video Game, TechCrunch Reports

Osso VR

OSSO VR Raises $27 million to Turn Surgery into a Video Game, TechCrunch Reports

OSSO VR, San-Francisco based virtual reality medical training provider, has raised $27 million in Series B funding led by GSR Ventures with additional participation from SignalFire and Kaiser Permanente Ventures, among others, according to TechCrunch. 

  • Osso VR has created a virtual reality solution that allows surgeons and medical students to interact with medical devices in 3D space, practicing surgeries over and over on a virtual cadaver. The company wants to bring video games’ multiplayer mode into the virtual OR, allowing surgeons and medical assistants to collaborate in real-time, TechCrunch reports. 
  • Osso VR’s solution has facilitated nearly 30,000 training sessions, providing an average of 22,000 minutes of training a month, according to VRWorldTech
  • Osso VR’s platform runs on Facebook’s Oculus Quest 2 headset through the company’s Oculus for Business program.
  • Company’s clients include Johnson & Johnson, Stryker, and Smith & Nephew, as well as Brown University, Hospital for Special Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, and Rush University.
  • “We have built a once-in-a-lifetime team, bringing together experts from healthcare, technology, movies and gaming to pursue our mission: improve patient outcomes, accelerate the adoption of more-effective surgical technologies and democratise access to education,” Justin Barad MD, chief executive officer and co-founder of Osso VR, told VRWorldTech. 

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