Titan Medical Inc. Announces Research Agreement with ARMA Lab at Vanderbilt University
Posted on May 01, 2012 at 09:00 AM EDT
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 05/01/12 -- Titan Medical Inc. ("the Company") (TSX VENTURE: TMD)(OTCQX: TITXF) announced today that it has signed a research agreement with Vanderbilt University for the testing and evaluation of the Company's Insertable Robotic Effector Platform ("IREP") in conjunction with the Advanced Robotics and Mechanism Applications Research Laboratory ("ARMA lab") headed by Dr. Nabil Simaan, associate professor of mechanical engineering who is affiliated with the newly established Vanderbilt Initiative in Surgery and Engineering (VISE) at Vanderbilt University.
Under the terms of the agreement, ARMA lab will perform testing of the IREP, which include exploratory, workspace, engineering, and tissue testing over an eight week period. The results and evaluation of the IREP will layout the development and clinical plans necessary for regulatory submission and commercialization of the IREP.
"Advancing the development of the IREP is a crucial step for the Company in its quest to provide next generation robotic surgical solutions for all hospital tiers worldwide," said Craig Leon, Chief Executive Officer of Titan Medical Inc. "We are dedicated to advancing the clinical development of the IREP and realizing its value as a next generation robotic surgery solution for single port access surgery, which is currently an underserved and large market opportunity for the Company."
Titan Medical Inc.
Titan Medical Inc. is a Canadian public company (TSX VENTURE: TMD)(OTCQX: TITXF) focused on the development and commercialization of robotic surgical technologies. The Company is currently developing Amadeus Composer, a surgical system that has a uniquely designed external robot and flexible instruments, with the objective of allowing surgeons to overcome constraints of surgical procedures in small to medium spaces. Amadeus Maestro, the Company's next generation 4-armed robotic surgical system with advanced communication and training, utilizes the Titan True Touch technology and is targeted to surgical procedures in large spaces. Robotic surgery has developed over the past 10 years into a proven and growing method of treatment. The Robotic Surgery Equipment Manufacturing industry revenue is projected to increase at an average annual rate of 14.9% to $4.2 billion in the five years to 2016. The Company is researching and developing innovative technologies to empower surgeons to use robots in the operating room of the future. For more information, visit the Company's website at www.titanmedicalinc.com.
Forward Looking Statements
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