Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH) today revealed plans to unveil its robotics solutions for orthopedic and neurosurgeries this week at the annual meeting of the American Assn. of Neurological Surgeons in New Orleans.
The Warsaw, Ind.-based company said it plans to showcase two elements of its Surgery Assisting Technology suite: the WalterLorenz surgical assist arm and the Rosa Brain system it acquired in July 2016. Zimmer Biomet touts the latter as a “GPS for the brain,” helping surgeons navigate and position instruments during neurosurgeries.
“We are excited to make our Surgery Assisting Technology platform available to our customers. SAT is a focused, yet customizable, platform solution applicable to many surgical treatments within inpatient and outpatient settings. We will collaborate with our customers and provide health systems the fully integrated solutions they need to improve care for existing patients, as well as provide new treatment options within the communities we serve,” president Aure Bruneau, said in prepared remarks. “The WalterLorenz surgical assist arm and the Rosa Brain robot are particularly exciting components of the platform – now available to surgeons. We are committed to developing tangible solutions that will provide comprehensive services from awareness and education to diagnostics, pre-operative planning, surgical procedure efficiency, post-op care and health outcome analysis.”
Zimmer Biomet said it also plans to release 10-year data at AANS on its Mobi-C cervical disc, acquired when it paid $1 billion for LDR in June 2016.