TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Titan Medical Inc. (“Titan” or the “Company”) (TSX: TMD) (Nasdaq: TMDI), a medical device company focused on the design, development and commercialization of a robotic surgical system for application in single-port minimally invasive surgery (“MIS”), announces an abstract titled “Reverse Objective Structured Assessment of Technical Skills (Reverse-OSATS) as a means of measuring the capability of the Titan Medical SPORT Surgical System on core surgical principles” was presented yesterday at the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) 2018 Global Congress. The abstract was presented by Chetna Arora, M.D., who also authored the abstract along with Arnold P. Advincula, M.D. (both from Columbia University Medical Center) and William B. Burke, M.D. (Stony Brook Cancer Center). The abstract is available for viewing here.
The 47th AAGL Global Congress Annual Meeting was held in Las Vegas from November 11-15.
David McNally, Titan’s President and CEO, said, “The abstract presented at the AAGL concluded that the SPORT advanced prototype system was able to successfully perform all the necessary surgical tasks including grasping, cutting, dissection, suturing and electrocautery during the study. This further validates the broader design direction and offers unique insights into the fine-tuning of the SPORT system for single-incision surgery. With our continued emphasis on publications throughout 2018, we now have a total of nine accepted and presented peer-reviewed abstracts based on the extensive preclinical work accomplished earlier this year. The presentation of this abstract at the AAGL meeting broadens awareness for the SPORT system among our potential customers.”
The complete SPORT Preclinical Publications List is available for viewing here.
Dr. Advincula said, “The Objective Structured Assessment of Technical Skills is a well-accepted methodology for measuring the skills of the surgeons. A novel use of this assessment tool allowed us to reverse the focus to score the prototype functions. The core surgical principals of Respect for Tissue (RFT), Time and Motion (TM) and Instrument Handling (IH) were graded for a variety of necessary surgical tasks. It was exciting to see that even in its advanced prototype stage, the SPORT system demonstrated successful performance in each of those necessary surgical tasks. This exercise also allowed us to provide constructive product feedback for fine-tuning of the technology for GYN surgeons interested in performing single-incision robotic surgery.”
AAGL is one of the largest medical specialty societies focused on gynecologic surgery and includes more than 7,500 physicians and health care providers committed to advancing minimally invasive gynecologic surgery (MIGS). AAGL’s Annual Global Congress is the premiere scientific event that provides the world’s finest gynecologic surgeons with the latest education and best practices in MIGS. The theme of AAGL’s 47th Global Congress is “Honoring Our Legacy as we Unite to Elevate Gynecologic Surgery” and will focus on clinically relevant topics as well as recent developments, instrumentation and surgical techniques presented by expert faculty. AAGL’s Global Congress embodies their global commitment to women’s healthcare by providing continuing medical education to physicians and professionals to further promote the well-documented high standards of minimally invasive gynecologic surgery.
About Titan Medical
Titan Medical Inc. is focused on research and development through to the planned commercialization of computer-assisted robotic surgical technologies for application in minimally invasive surgery. The Company is developing the SPORT Surgical System, a single-port robotic surgical system. The SPORT Surgical System is comprised of a surgeon-controlled patient cart that includes a 3D high-definition vision system and multi-articulating instruments for performing MIS procedures, and a surgeon workstation that provides an advanced ergonomic interface to the patient cart and a 3D endoscopic view inside the patient’s body. Titan intends to initially pursue focused surgical indications for the SPORT Surgical System, which may include one or more of gynecologic, urologic, colorectal or general abdominal procedures.
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