Mazor Renaissance Robotic Surgery Guidance System Completes First Brain Surgeries

Mazor Renaissance Robotic Surgery Guidance System Completes First Brain Surgeries

Israeli Mazor Robotics has unveiled its new Renaissance spinal robotic surgical guidance system. The device takes advantage of the same technology inside Mazor’s SpineAssist , but improves on usability through new hardware and software. The Renaissance system has already received both FDA clearance and EU’s CE Mark of approval.

From Mazor Robotics:

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Renaissance features an entirely new design and human interface, as well as next-generation hardware and software technologies. These are designed to increase surgical safety as well as extend the range of clinical applications, enabling osteotomies, transfacet and translaminar-facet implant placements, in addition to procedures such as spinal fusions and scoliosis corrections currently performed with Mazor Robotics’ technology. Renaissance also serves as a platform that will support future clinical applications, such as robotic-guided cranial surgeries.

Continuing Mazor Robotics’ commitment to safety, Renaissance reduces radiation protocols for preoperative CTs by up to 50%, which means patients will be exposed to significantly less radiation. The Company also collaborated with surgeons on developing surgical tools and technological enhancements for Renaissance that further reduce the potential for human error.

Wide Range of Clinical Applications

Hardware and software tools enable a variety of spine procedures

Open, MIS, and percutaneous posterior thoracolumbar approaches

Scoliosis and other complex spinal deformities

Pedicle screws – short and long fusions

Transfacet screws and translaminar-facet screws

Osteotomies

Biopsies

CAESAREA, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mazor Robotics Ltd. (TASE: MZOR), a developer of innovative surgical robots and complementary products, today announced the successful completion of the first robot-guided brain surgical procedures, which were performed with Mazor Robotics’ technology. Neurosurgeons Dr. In-Se Kim and Prof. Robert Schönmayr performed the first three cases at HSK Hospital, (Horst Schmidt Kliniken GmbH) in Wiesbaden, Germany.

“As one of the first medical centers globally to adopt robotic technology for spine surgeries, we are very proud to also be the first to expand its use to brain surgeries”

“As one of the first medical centers globally to adopt robotic technology for spine surgeries, we are very proud to also be the first to expand its use to brain surgeries,” said Prof. Schönmayr.

“We see great potential in the application of robotic technology to brain and spine surgeries. Our patients have been the best testament to its clinical success,” added Dr. Kim.

In addition to its proven applications in spine surgeries, Mazor Robotics’ technology is applicable in the brain for biopsies, shunt placements and neurostimulation electrode placement such as for deep brain stimulation (DBS). As a frameless treatment solution for brain procedures, the robot’s precision, simplicity and safety profile have the potential to increase patient comfort, improve surgical accuracy and provide a less invasive approach, as well as potentially increase utilization of the installed base.

There are about 25,000 brain biopsies in the United States each year. The DBS placement market is estimated to be several hundred million dollars annually.

“While our core is spine surgery, we are thrilled that our technology can be expanded to improve other surgical procedures,” said Ori Hadomi, CEO of Mazor Robotics. “Brain surgeries represent a large market opportunity that is aligned with our current focus on spine. Approximately half of surgeons who currently use Mazor’s Renaissance and SpineAssist robots for spinal surgeries are neurosurgeons, the call point for brain surgery. By offering a spine surgery and brain surgery solution, we provide a solution for a greater number of physicians in the typical neurosurgery department.”

Regulatory clearance for the brain application is pending in the U.S. and Europe. Upon regulatory clearance, the brain application will be available as an add-on to Mazor’s Renaissance system at a separate price point expected early 2013.

About Mazor Robotics

Mazor Robotics Ltd (TASE: MZOR) is dedicated to the development and marketing of innovative surgical robots and complementary products that provide a safer surgical environment for patients, surgeons, and operating room staff. Mazor Robotics’ flagship product, Renaissance™, is a state-of-the-art surgical guidance system that enables surgeons to conduct spine surgeries in an accurate and secure manner. Mazor Robotics systems have been successfully used in the placement of over 20,000 implants in the United States and Europe. Numerous peer-reviewed publications and presentations at leading scientific conferences have validated the accuracy, usability, and clinical advantages of Mazor Robotics technology. For more information, visit www.mazorrobotics.com.

Mazor Robotics’ Renaissance™ is transforming spine surgery from freehand procedures to highly-accurate, state-of-the-art robotic procedures, with less radiation—even for minimally invasive surgery (MIS), scoliosis, and other complex spinal deformity cases.

Powered by Clinically Validated Technology — Highly Accurate and Safe

Based on surgeons’ experience with thousands of SpineAssist® surgeries worldwide

Over 15,000 implants placed

No cases of permanent nerve damage

1.5 mm accuracy

Mazor Robotics Renaissance surgical system

Wide Range of Clinical Applications

Hardware and software tools enable a variety of spine procedures

Open, MIS, and percutaneous posterior thoracolumbar approaches

Scoliosis and other complex spinal deformities

Pedicle screws – short and long fusions

Transfacet screws and translaminar-facet screws

Osteotomies

Biopsies

Mazor Robotics, from Israel, has announced that the first robot-guided brain surgical procedures using the Mazor Renaissance platform have been successfully performed. The system, which mainly functions as a guidance system for surgical instruments and implants, is already cleared in the U.S. and Europe for spinal surgery, but Mazor is looking into expanding its indications for brain surgery. The first three cases (no word on what exact procedures were undertaken) were performed at HSK Hospital in Wiesbaden, Germany.

Applications in the brain will be for biopsies, shunt placements and neurostimulation electrode placement such as for deep brain stimulation. In these procedures it will be a viable alternative to the use of stereotactic frames for navigation. According to the company, the robot’s precision, simplicity and safety profile have the potential to increase patient comfort, improve surgical accuracy and provide a less invasive approach, as well as potentially increase utilization of the installed base.

The brain application will be available as an add-on to Mazor’s Renaissance system. It is expected to be available in early 2013 after it has received the necessary blessings of the regulatory bodies. The video below shows the system in action during spinal surgery:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFWXh0UAy0E&feature=player_embedded

Source : http://www.mazorrobotics.com/mazor-robotics-announces-first-brain-cases-using-its-robotic-platform.html

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