CAESAREA, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mazor Robotics Ltd. (TASE: MZOR; NASDAQGM: MZOR), a pioneer and a leader in the field of surgical guidance systems, announced today that driven by the strength in Mazor X system sales and increased procedure volume, the Company expects to report record first quarter revenue of approximately $11.5 million. During the first quarter the Company received purchase orders for six Mazor X systems in the U.S., including two trade-in orders from customers who had previously purchased Renaissance systems. In addition, it received a purchase order for a Renaissance brain module upgrade in the international market. In the year-ago first quarter, the Company reported revenue of $6.4 million and received purchase orders for five Renaissance systems.
“The launch of the Mazor X and the rollout of this advanced surgical platform is progressing as planned and to our satisfaction. The first quarter’s results bring the total number of Mazor X systems orders since we began its sale in the second half of 2016 to 40 systems. Additionally, systems have been installed at numerous key sites across the U.S. and have been used clinically in dozens of patient procedures in 2017,” commented Ori Hadomi, Chief Executive Officer. “Our commercial partnership is yielding increased penetration into the U.S. market which leads us to be increasingly optimistic about our growth opportunities in 2017.”
Mazor ended the first quarter with a backlog of 14 Mazor X systems and the Company expects to deliver these systems in 2017. The Company ended 2016 with a total order backlog of 21 Mazor X systems. The Company will report its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017 in May and will issue a press release with the date, time, dial-in credentials and webcast details.
Mazor Robotics (TASE: MZOR; NASDAQGM: MZOR) believes in healing through innovation by developing and introducing revolutionary technologies and products aimed at redefining the gold standard of quality care. Mazor Robotics Guidance Systems enable surgeons to conduct spine and brain procedures in an accurate and secure manner. For more information, please visit www.MazorRobotics.com.
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