Titan Medical Inc. Announces Memorandum of Understanding with Switzerland Based Clinique Generale-Beaulieu
TORONTO, ONTARIO, Mar 6, 2012 (Marketwire via COMTEX) --
Titan Medical Inc. ("the Company") (TSX VENTURE:TMD)(OTCQX:TITXF) announced today that it has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Clinique Generale-Beaulieu ("CGB"), a leading medical clinic based in Geneva, Switzerland.
Under the terms of the MOU, CGB will test and evaluate the Company's Amadeus(TM) Next Generation Robotic Surgical technologies. CGB will provide the Company with detailed feedback as appropriate.
"Securing a relationship with Clinique Generale-Beaulieu further supports our development and future commercialization efforts internationally. This relationship is expected to provide future additional opportunities for us to expand our presence in countries where interest in robotic surgery is rapidly growing," said Dr. Reiza Rayman, President of Titan Medical Inc. "We look forward to working with the Clinique Generale-Beaulieu team, which has nearly 10 years experience with robotic surgery, in our ultimate pursuit of commercializing Amadeus for markets abroad."
About Clinique Generale-Beaulieu
The Clinique Generale-Beaulieu was founded in August 1899. With its multi-disciplinary approach, the clinic counts more than 450 staff and nearly 600 licensed physicians, having a total of 134 beds available. The facilities include six specialty centers of international reputation: The Institute of Radiology; The Institute of Nuclear Medicine; The Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery Center; The Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) Center; The Maternity Unit; and The Physiotherapy and Functional Rehabilitation Center. For more information, visit the clinic's website at http://www.beaulieu.ch/.
About Titan Medical Inc.
Titan Medical Inc. is a Canadian public company (TSX VENTURE:TMD)(OTCQX:TITXF) focused on the development and commercialization of robotic surgical technologies. The Company is currently developing Amadeus Composer(TM), a surgical system that has a uniquely designed external robot and flexible instruments, with the objective of allowing surgeons to overcome constraints of surgical procedures in small to medium spaces. Amadeus Maestro(TM), the Company's next generation 4-armed robotic surgical system with advanced communication and training, utilizes the Titan True Touch Technology and is targeted to surgical procedures in large spaces. Robotic surgery has developed over the past 10 years into a proven and growing method of treatment. The global robotic surgical market size is currently estimated at approximately $1 billion and is estimated to grow to $5 billion by 2015 with potential for placement of 6,000 robotic surgical systems. The Company is researching and developing innovative technologies to empower surgeons to use robots in the operating room of the future. For more information, visit the Company's website at www.titanmedicalinc.com.
Forward Looking Statements
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