Abstract Highlighting the Early European Experience With
SPORT Surgical System Presented at the Society of American Gastrointestinal
and Endoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting
TORONTO, April 16, 2018 -- Titan Medical Inc. (Titan or the Company) (TSX:TMD) (OTCQB:TITXF), a medical device company focused on the design, development and commercialization of a robotic surgical system for application in minimally invasive surgery (MIS), announces the presentation of an abstract highlighting the early physician experience with the Companys SPORT Surgical System at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) Annual Meeting. Barbara Seeliger, MD, Research Fellow, and Prof. Lee Swanstrom, MD, FACS, Chief Innovations Officer, both from Institute of Image Guided Surgery / IHU Strasbourg in France, authored the abstract titled Multidisciplinary applications of a new single port robotic platform. The abstract is available for viewing here.
The 16th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery, hosted by the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons and Canadian Association of General Surgeons, was held in Seattle April 11-14. Comprised of over 6,000 surgeons worldwide, the mission of SAGES is to improve quality patient care through education, research, innovation and leadership, principally in gastrointestinal and endoscopic surgery.
David McNally, President and CEO of Titan Medical, said, We are pleased to begin setting a foundation of peer-reviewed publications for the SPORT Surgical System with the acceptance and presentation of this multidisciplinary abstract of an early European experience at the SAGES annual meeting. This abstract was the culmination of successful preclinical feasibility studies completed at IHU Strasbourg earlier this year. The abstract highlights the successful completion of critical tasks using the SPORT Surgical System in a variety of procedures, and positive early physician impressions of the rapid learning curve. We believe the acceptance of this peer-reviewed abstract at a well-regarded surgical society such as SAGES further validates the potential and excitement surrounding our single-port surgery platform.
About Titan Medical Inc.
Titan Medical Inc. is focused on research and development through to the planned commercialization of computer-assisted robotic surgical technologies for application in minimally invasive surgery. The Company is developing the SPORT Surgical System, a single-port robotic surgical system. The SPORT Surgical System is comprised of a surgeon-controlled patient cart that includes a 3D high-definition vision system and multi-articulating instruments for performing MIS procedures, and a surgeon workstation that provides an advanced ergonomic interface to the patient cart and a 3D endoscopic view inside the patients body. Titan intends to initially pursue focused surgical indications for the SPORT Surgical System, which may include one or more of gynecologic, urologic, colorectal or general abdominal procedures.
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