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Blue Belt Technologies Announces First Navio® Case Performed in Australia and First Navio–assisted GRU™ Unicompartmental Knee Replacement (Global Orthopaedics Technology)

2015年03月19日 AM07:49
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MINNEAPOLIS

Blue Belt Technologies, a medical technology company specializing in robotic solutions for orthopedic surgery, announced the first Navio-assisted surgery performed in Australia and the first implanted Navio-assisted GRU Knee System from corporate partner Global Orthopaedics Technology. The procedure was performed by Dr. Bill Walter, Orthopedic Surgeon at Mater Hospital in Sydney, Australia.

“Handheld robotics are an important and exciting step on the path to improved precision and reliability in joint replacement,” said Dr. Walter. “In a time where implant design and materials have achieved great success, accurate surgery is the last realm where significant improvement is possible. Until now surgery has been largely an art. Technologies like this are turning surgery into less of an art and more of a science.”

The Navio Surgical System is a CT-free, robotic-assisted technology that delivers highly accurate and precise implant placement for partial knee replacement. Blue Belt Technology’s partnership with Global Orthopaedics increases the Navio system’s reach outside the U.S. and brings the first robotic-assisted solution for partial knee replacement to Australia.

“Our partnership with Global Orthopaedics and the first Navio-assisted partial knee replacement performed in Australia set an excellent foundation for our commercial efforts outside the US,” said Eric Timko, President and CEO of Blue Belt Technologies.

Blue Belt Technologies, Inc.

Blue Belt Technologies, Inc. is developing the next generation of “smart” surgical instruments for initial use in orthopedic procedures and then for other surgical specialties, including neurosurgery, spinal and otolaryngology (“ENT”). The Company’s Navio® Surgical System incorporates patented technology to provide precise robotic control to surgeons via an intelligent, handheld, computer-assisted, bone-cutting tool. The Navio System provides the surgeon with a layer of safety and enhanced accuracy while performing bone-shaping tasks through minimally invasive incisions. The Company’s STRIDE™ Unicondylar Knee system provides advanced implant features optimized for use with Navio.

CONTACT

Blue Belt Technologies, Inc.
Adam Simone, +1 763-452-4917
asimone@bluebelttech.com
www.BlueBeltTech.com

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