Montpellier, France, March 9, 2016 – MEDTECH (Euronext, FR0010892950 – ROSA), a company specialized in designing, developing and marketing innovative surgical assistance robots, today announced the first sale of its ROSA® Spine robotic surgery system in the U.S. - to Miami Valley Hospital.
Miami Valley Hospital is a 970-bed medical facility in Dayton, Ohio. It is a recipient of the Healthgrades® “America’s 100 Best Hospitals’ Award™ in 2016 and has received the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award – Clinical Excellence™ for three consecutive years from 2014 to 2016.
“Our hospital previously purchased two ROSA® Brain systems in 2015 for our Neuroscience Institute and for training in our Brethen Center for Surgical Advancement in Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery,” said Mark Shaker, president and CEO of Miami Valley Hospital. “We are thrilled to be the first facility in the U.S. to now have ROSA® Spine, and we are confident that Medtech’s robotic technology will expand our minimally invasive spinal surgery options for the region.”
ROSA® Spine was granted FDA clearance in the U.S. in January 2016, and received the CE Mark in 2014. Medtech’s ROSA® Brain received FDA approval in 2012 and is currently in use in 29 U.S. facilities.
“We are proud to officially have ROSA® Spine in the U.S.,” said Bertin Nahum, CEO and founder of Medtech. “This technology allows surgeons to perform minimally invasive surgical procedures on the spine and increases the safety and reliability of these operations. The U.S. market is the world’s leading market for spine surgery, and this is a first step in bringing the benefits of ROSA® Spine to an even greater number of patients.”