July 01, 2012 CAESAREA, Israel--Mazor Robotics Ltd. (TASE: MZOR), a developer of innovative surgical robots and complementary products, announced that Southwest NeuroSpine Institute in El Paso, Texas has purchased its Renaissance™ system. Renaissance is Mazor's next-generation robotic surgical guidance system used for spine surgeries. The platform is the only available robotic technology specifically for spine surgery.
Southwest NeuroSpine Institute is a specialty neurosurgery practice serving El Paso and the West Texas and Southern New Mexico region. Dr. George Martin is a board certified, spine fellowship trained neurological surgeon.
"I am looking forward to incorporating the Renaissance system into my surgical practice. Robotic spine surgery is the future of neurological surgery and will help us achieve the best outcomes for our patients," commented George Martin, MD, FAANS.
"We are pleased to continue the expansion of the Mazor Robotics technology to a new territory in the United States," stated Ori Hadomi, President and CEO. Mazor is particularly honored to be associated with Dr, Martin, a renowned and well respected neuro surgeon in the field of spine surgery. His adoption of Mazor's technology is a testament to the value we offer surgeons, patients, and hospitals. We are confident that Southwest NeuroSpine Institute will find Renaissance to be an essential tool in its surgical practice."
Mazor Robotics (TASE:MZOR) is dedicated to the development and marketing of innovative surgical robots and complementary products that provide a safer surgical environment for patients, surgeons, and operating room staff. Mazor Robotics' flagship product, Renaissance™, is a state-of-the-art surgical robotic system that enables surgeons to conduct spine surgeries in an accurate and secure manner. Mazor Robotics systems have been successfully used in the placement of over 20,000 implants in the United States and Europe. Numerous peer-reviewed publications and presentations at leading scientific conferences have validated the accuracy, usability, and clinical advantages of Mazor Robotics technology. For more information, please visit www.mazorrobotics.com.
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