1. HIFU tools are robotic and fit in with da Vinci tools
2. ISRG platform is also Proatate oriented
3. to buy the HIFU technology
4. Cost avoidance - it would cost much more to develop on their own
5. Time - it would take years to develop too
6. ISRG has the knowhow to exploit the insurance and Medicare systems for reimbursement
If you look at ISRG's history you will see that they don't buy companies. They license their technology for exclusive use in robotics which they can usually get pretty cheap because the target company can't really exploit that opportunity without ISRG anyway. The target companies are usually in need of cash for their primary markets. Check it out for yourself. So ISRG buying EDAP is just wishful thinking and that's if they are even interested in HIFU. Not so sure they are.