The Toronto-based company said it expects the study to commence at Columbia by the 4th quarter of 2017 and into 2018.
“Single port robotic surgery has tremendous potential to be the next frontier in GYN and other surgical specialties. We are excited to be partnering with Titan Medical in shaping the future of single port robotic surgery during critical development phases of their Sport system. We have the expertise and facilities to provide valuable input during the development process,” Dr. Arnold Advincula, of Columbia University Medical Center said in a prepared statement.
The company has already inked a deal with the French Institut Hospitalo-Universitaire de Strasbourg and with the Florida Hospital Nicholson Center to join the feasibility and validation study.
“We are honored to partner with another leading academic medical center in Columbia University Medical Center, a New York Presbyterian Hospital for continued feasibility and validation studies for the Sport system. Considered as one of the leading U.S. hospitals, Columbia University Medical Center provides global leadership in scientific research, health and medical education and patient care. Through this collaboration, Titan’s Sport system will be installed at the Roy and Diane Vagelos Education Center, a brand new state-of-the-art medical and graduate education center with full access to laboratory facilities as well as Columbia’s multi-specialty and world-renowned surgeons. With the signing of this agreement, I am glad to announce that Titan has delivered on its critical milestone of establishing formal collaborations with 3 strategic centers of excellence. Following the agreements with Florida Hospital Nicholson Center, IHU Strasbourg and now, Columbia University Medical Center, we eagerly look forward to continuing the feasibility studies in the 4th quarter of 2017,” prez & CEO David McNally said in a press release.
The company said earlier this month that it installed the 1st Sport system at the Florida Hospital Nicholson Center as it looks to begin testing.