Titan Medical announced the installation of its SPORT Surgical System, a single-port robotic surgical system, at the Florida Hospital Nicholson Center training facility. It’s the first installation for the company’s pre-clinical feasibility and validation studies on the device.
“We are thrilled to announce the first of three installations planned in U.S. and European Centers of Excellence in 2017. I am pleased with the focus and execution of our team as we deliver this first system ahead of our fourth quarter milestone projection,” Titan president and CEO David McNally said in a press release. “We look forward to beginning pre-clinical feasibility and validation studies in the coming weeks in a variety of surgical disciplines. Based on surgeon enthusiasm, we remain confident in the tremendous potential of single port robotic surgery to improve the physician experience as well as surgical outcomes.”
The SPORT Surgical System includes a surgeon-controlled patient cart with a 3D high-definition vision system and multi-articulating instruments for performing MIS procedures. The company hopes the system will be used in general abdominal, gynecologic and urologic procedures.
The Toronto-based company partnered with the Florida Hospital Nicholson Center on the studies in July. The studies are expected to run during the last quarter of 2017 and into 2018.
“We are happy to be Titan Medical’s partner in this journey and look forward to a successful collaboration with the development of the SPORT Surgical System,” the hospital’s chief medical officer Dr. Scott Magnuson said in the statement. “At Florida Hospital Nicholson Center, we take pride in being the preferred partner of choice for companies developing cutting edge products that hold potential to benefit medicine and surgery.”
The Florida center is one in a series of healthcare facilities participating in the Titan study. The company also made a deal with the French Institut Hospitalo-Universitaire de Strasbourg in August to install and test the SPORT Surgical System.