By Andy Choi
The European Patent Office has granted a patent for the Miniature Bone-Mounted Surgical Robot from Mazor Robotics. The surgical robot uses the company’s Renaissance surgical robotic system, which helps surgeons to carry out spine surgeries in a more accurate and safe manner.
The patent consists of claims which allow surgical robots to be placed on the patient’s spine. This method enhances the chances of accuracy of surgical procedures even in cases where there is patient movement.
According to the President and CEO of Mazor Robotics Ori Hadomi, the company’s technology is the only system which can be fixed to the body of the patient thus ensuring greater levels of accuracy and safety in spinal surgeries. Mazor Robotics already holds such related patents in many countries and has major presence in Europe, Canada and the US. At present, around 12,000 implants in locations like Europe and the USA are using robotic systems from Mazor Robotics. Many widely renowned publications and presentations at popular scientific conferences have endorsed the accuracy, reliability and clinical benefits of the company’s Renaissance robotic system which was recently certified with the CE mark for use in brain surgeries in Europe.