Why this news is so important. At the Stiffel conference recently, Arum was asked how Pinpoint sales were going. He responded pretty good so far. He then went on to say that the salability of the equipment to hospitals would continue to be enhanced as more applications were approved thereby increasing the number of surgeons at the hospital who would use it and therefore support its acquisition. This FDA approval is another solid step in that direction.
You're correct - ISRG announced in their 4th Quarter CC back on January 22 that they had submitted an application for using Firefly to image the biliary system.
From the ISRG Q4 transcript: "In imaging, we submitted a 510(k) application to expand indications for our Firefly Fluorescence imaging system to use in biliary imaging. We believe this will have application for use in imaging in the common bile duct during Cholecystectomy, and will complement the use of Single-Site."