Intuitive Surgical Inc. (Nasdaq: ISRG) is acquiring Luna Innovations Inc.’s (Nasdaq: LUNA) shape-sensing technology for medical applications.

Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Intuitive is buying Luna’s fiber optic shape-sensing and localization technology, which uses minimally invasive fiber that can be used to monitor 3D shapes. The buyer develops technology for robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery.

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