Mazor gets good news in Europe on SpineAssist

Israel's Mazor Robotics has received EU CE Mark certification for its SpineAssist miniature robotic for brain surgery. The company now plans to use the SpineAssist for brain surgery in Israel and Germany, according to Globes.

SpineAssist is the only robotic system that provides surgical guidance for spine surgeries, according to Healthcare Technology Online. It consists of a robotic device that mounts above the patient's spine and interfaces with a workstation running surgical planning software. It has received CE Mark certification as well as FDA clearance.

"Use of navigational aids in brain surgery is very high and the uniqueness of the SpineAssist's capabilities in helping surgeons place implants with great precision by minimally invasive procedures and reducing the amount of radiation to which the patient is exposed during surgery, gives Mazor's system a real competitive advantage," Globes quotes Mazor CEO Ori Hadomi as saying.

Back in February, Hadomi said his company hopes to double its sales each year for the next few years as it expands into the U.S. and Asia, according to Reuters. The company also secured a $6.3 million investment from financial firm Phoenix. It plans to use the money for the expansion of U.S. sales and marketing efforts, Reuters reported at the time. 

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