Mazor Robotics Receives Second Renaissance System Order from India Business Partner Advanced Medical Systems
Renaissance System to be Installed in Newly-Opened Orthopaedic & Spine Hospital in New Delhi
CAESAREA, Israel – May 6, 2013 – Mazor Robotics Ltd. (TASE:MZOR), a developer of innovative surgical robots and complementary products, today announced that Advanced Medical Systems PTE Ltd. (AMS), Mazor’s business partner in India, place an order for a Renaissance™ system. The system will be used in Nova Medical Centers at its Nova Orthopaedic & Spine Hospital, a newly-opened hospital in New Delhi to treat patients with spinal misalignments. This system marks the second Renaissance system in India following highly successful start at India’s largest hospital chain-Apollo Hospitals in Chennai.
Nova Medical Centers is the parent Company of Nova Specialty Surgery and Nova IVI Fertility. It currently has ten Specialty Surgery Centers and five In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Clinics. Nova Specialty Surgery develops, acquires, owns and operates short-stay surgical centers in partnership with surgeons across India and the Middle East (in partnership with the OMZEST group). Nova provides leading surgeons from diverse specialties with comprehensive ultra-modern facilities comprising doctor’s offices, operating rooms, pre and post operative rooms, diagnostics, imaging, health check-up area and a pathology laboratory. Nova’s innovative health services model offers unparalleled quality and affordability.
“This system represents Mazor’s second project in India, but given the high efficacy of Mazor’s Renaissance™ system and a desire by hospitals to provide its patients with the best procedural outcomes, I believe this sets out a much larger installed base,” expressed Romesh Kaul, President and Chief Executive Officer of AMS. “Dr. Harsha Hedge, one of India’s renowned and experienced orthopedic surgeons, will be using the system. With his well-earned reputation, he will lead the benefits of using Mazor’s Renaissance™ system. In North India for the first time”
“Nova Medical is one of India’s leading healthcare providers, working in partnership with doctors to ensure patients come first and that the most advanced services and technologies are employed for better patient outcomes” stated Ori Hadomi, Mazor’s CEO. “By selecting to use our Renaissance™ system, Nova is maintaining this commitment and we are confident that our relationship with them will only strengthen going forward. Additionally, we are especially pleased to have a wonderful business partner in AMS which worked closely with Nova management to consider 2 projects starting with Delhi. Together Mazor & AMS will continue to identify new opportunities to advance our business objectives.”
Dr. Harsha Hegde has a rich experience of more than 20 years in the field of Joint Arthroplasty Surgeries, Spinal surgeries, and also in treating Trauma cases. He has not only gained expertise by training but also by treating thousands of patients every year. To his credit he has done more than 4000 joint replacement surgeries & around 2500 spine surgeries in the last ten years with high success rate. Today, he is considered as one of the most admired surgeons in this field in North India.
Renaissance, Mazor Robotics’ next generation surgical guidance system for spine procedures, is transforming spine surgery from freehand operations to highly-accurate, state-of-the-art procedures, with less radiation – even for minimally invasive surgery, scoliosis, and other complex spinal deformity cases. It is the only robotic technology for spine surgery available in the marketplace.
Mazor Robotics (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 robotic 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 35,000 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, please visit www.mazorrobotics.com.
About Advanced Medical Systems
Founded in 1988, Advanced Medical Systems Pte Ltd (“AMS”) is an established medical devices organization offering innovative multi-disciplinary solutions for centers of excellence across the Asia Pacific region in Radiology, Neurosciences, Orthopedics & Oncology. It is the only organization of its kind to offer a complete range of services required for turnkey facility planning, technology implementation, training, management and finance. Headquartered in the Republic of Singapore, AMS directly serves the Asia/Pacific healthcare markets with operating bases and highly training personnel in Australia, Malaysia, Singapore and India for advanced imaging and minimally invasive therapy systems and services. For more information visit Advanced Medical Systems at www.amssg.com or via Facebook at www.facebook.com/amssg.
New Spinal Robotics Procedure Shortening Surgical Time and Healing Time
KTSM News Channel, February 20, 2013
ORLANDO, Fla., April 5, 2013 – The Department of Neurological Surgery at University of California, Irvine performed the first successful lumbar spine fusion using Mazor Robotics (TASE:MZOR) Renaissance™ in conjunction with BodyTom®, an intraoperative imaging system by NeuroLogica.
NeuroLogica’s BodyTom is a completely portable, full-body CT that boasts an 85cm gantry and 60cm field of view. Renaissance works with BodyTom to provide the surgeon with the ability to plan the surgical procedure using the intra-operative CT image.
“We plan to continue to be at the forefront of spine surgery offering procedures that deliver quality and accuracy,” said Dr. Delashaw, Chairman of Neurological Surgery at University of California Irvine. The University of California, Irvine Medical Center is a world-class academic medical center and the only university hospital in Orange County.
The patient has been released from the hospital and is recovering very well after a fusion from the T12 vertebrae to the sacrum. Fusions may help correct chronic back pain – a condition that 31 million Americans suffer from, according to the American Association of Neurologic Surgeons.
“Compatibility of the Mazor Robotics Renaissance with leading imaging products is important to our customers,” said Ori Hadomi, CEO of Mazor Robotics. “So while surgeons can still use CT scanners for preoperative planning, they can also use intraoperative CTs, such as BodyTom, which are quickly gaining popularity.”
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
First successful back surgery performed using Mazor Robotics Renaissance™ in conjunction with BodyTom.
Mazor Robotics is dedicated to the development of innovative surgical guidance systems and complementary products that provide a safer surgical environment for patients, surgeons, and operating room staff. Mazor Robotics’ systems have been successfully used in the placement of tens of thousands of implants in the United States and Europe.
Mazor Robotics Sees More Growth from Spine Surgery
Bloomberg TV, April 4, 2013
Mazor Robotics CEO, Ori Hadomi, talks with Bloomberg TV’s Elliott Gotkine about Renaissance™ and overall company growth. “More than 3,500 patients have been operated on by our technology and close to 40,000 implants placed, so we’re very active and we do plan to continue this momentum of growth in the U.S. and around the world,” – Ori Hadomi.
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First Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery Using Mazor Robotics Renaissance™ in USA
Yahoo! News, March 21, 2013
Grand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) March 21, 2013
Neurosurgeon Dr. John Winestone of Great Lakes Neurosurgical Associates P.C., recently performed the first robot guided minimally invasive brain surgery in the United States using the Mazor Robotics Renaissance™. The surgery was conducted at Metro Health Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
The Renaissance robotic system provides preoperative planning tools, 3D virtual imaging and intraoperative precision guidance robotics, helping surgeons target and reach tissues to be biopsied or removed in surgery. Until now, Renaissance has only been used in the United States to assist in spine surgery. Renaissance is used in Europe for both spine and brain surgery.
Prior to a Renaissance surgery, a patient undergoes radiology studies to help map the surgical path for instruments. The robot is then mounted to the patient’s spine or skull, images are taken to ensure precise placement and surgery is performed. The system provides pinpoint accuracy in removing tissue from the brain or implanting devices into the spine. Patient benefits include fewer incisions, increased surgical accuracy and safety, reduced x-ray exposure and shorter hospital stays.
Dr. John Winestone, a partner with Great Lakes Neurosurgical Associates P.C., and on staff at Metro Health, is one of only two surgeons in the United States trained to use Renaissance for brain surgery.
“I’m excited about the use of new technology in the operating room,” he said. “The Renaissance increases accuracy and moving forward may allow for less invasive stereotactic and functional procedures, such as precision biopsy. The less invasive technique is more gentle and much easier for patients.”
Great Lakes Neurosurgical Associates P.C. (GLNA), based in Grand Rapids, has brought advanced neurosurgical care to West Michigan patients and hospitals for over 35 years. They advocate for patient choice and have been early adopters of new medical technologies within their practice.
“As a collaborative, multi-disciplinary health practice committed to making the best decisions concerning each patient’s welfare, we are continually seeking out ways to improve patient outcomes, giving them the opportunity to live healthier, more productive lives,” said Dr. Lynn Hedeman, practicing neurosurgeon and GLNA founding partner. “New procedures and technologies are one of the many ways in which we continue to provide leading neurosurgical care to our patients and their primary care providers.”
Future expectations for the Renaissance include use for deep brain stimulation of patients with epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease, and to improve patient positioning during surgery. About Great Lakes Neurosurgical Associates, P.C.
GLNA is an independent, physician-owned medical practice, providing advanced adult and pediatric neurosurgical care to patients for over 35 years. GLNA is located near downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan and serves patients from Michigan, the Midwest, and the greater U.S.A.
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