RAYNHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Medrobotics Corp., a medical products company, announced today that its Flex® Robotic System received a Best New Product Award at the 2017 Edison Awards™. The Company’s rich history of innovation was recognized with a Bronze Award in the Surgical Tools category.
The Edison Awards™ is an annual competition honoring excellence in new product and service development, marketing, human-centered design, and innovation. The competition is open to progressive organizations across the globe. Award winners represent "game changing" products and services, as well as excellence and leadership in innovation. This year, more than 3,000 companies submitted applications. The winners were chosen as the "best of the best" by a panel comprised of individuals selected from the world's top senior business executives, academics, and innovation professionals.
“Medrobotics is pleased the Flex® Robotic System has received this new recognition for its unique capabilities,” said Samuel Straface, Ph.D., President and CEO of Medrobotics. “Our products overcome the limits of traditional line-of-sight surgical technologies. Surgeons are now able to access difficult to reach anatomy through a single, small entry point and treat patients who might otherwise have required an open surgical procedure.”
Medrobotics’ Flex® Robotic System was designed to provide an affordable, easy-to-use robot-assisted surgical platform for hospitals and surgeons seeking to provide minimally-invasive treatment options to the broadest number of patients. Minimally invasive surgery has demonstrated advantages for patients and providers, such as shorter hospital stays and faster recovery times.
Medrobotics Corporation (www.Medrobotics.com) is a privately funded medical device company headquartered in Raynham, Massachusetts. It manufactures and markets the Flex® Robotic System, the world’s first robotic surgical platform with a steerable and shapeable robotic scope. The Flex® Robotic System offers surgeons the unique ability to navigate complex anatomy through a single, small entry point and operate in hard-to-reach anatomical locations that might otherwise be inaccessible with straight, rigid surgical tools. The Company’s vision is to provide more patients with access to minimally invasive surgery. Medrobotics received FDA clearance for the Flex® Robotic System in July 2015, and the CE mark in March 2014.