Toronto-based Titan Medical said that surgical simulations using its Sport surgical system have been successfully demonstrated, which it claims is the first step towards developing a “comprehensive surgeon training curriculum” for the system.
“Mimic is delighted to partner with Titan to build revolutionary simulation systems that prepare surgeons for safe and efficient robotic surgery. Both Mimic and Titan believe that training is the cornerstone of a successful robotic surgery program. We applaud Titan’s forward-looking approach to simulation training by its commitment to launch the Sport Surgical System with a full suite of simulation software in place. By emphasizing simulation as part of a comprehensive training program, we hope to expedite the learning curve for surgeons looking to offer Sport single port robotic surgery to their patients,” Mimic Tech founder & CEO Jeff Berkley said in a prepared statement.
“We are thrilled to announce this strategic collaboration with Mimic Technologies, and with the successful demonstration of Mimic’s first simulation modules on our surgeon workstation, deliver an important product development milestone right on schedule. Mimic, with its experience and leadership in simulation training for robotic surgery, provides us with a proven component of surgeon training in preparation for clinical adoption of our Sport Surgical System. Simulation training has evolved with robotic surgery and it will continue to play a vital role in the successful implementation of new robotic programs. Surgeons and hospital administrators alike have indicated that simulation will remain a preferred training regimen in the future. We are leveraging Mimic’s deep subject matter expertise and well-accepted simulation exercises in order to provide best-in-class simulation training at product launch. By doing so, we believe we can accelerate the learning curve, reduce training and operating costs, and mitigate potential risks associated with the implementation of our robotic technology. We enthusiastically look forward to completing the full simulation training curriculum for our Sport Surgical System with the Mimic team of simulation experts,” Titan Medical prez & CEO David McNally said in a press release.
Last month, Titan Medical released its full year 2017 financial results, touting that it met all its milestones during the year and that its Sport system was used in the first single-port procedures.