Renaissance System to be Installed in Apollo Hospitals Chennai
CAESAREA, Israel — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 4, 2012 — Mazor Robotics Ltd. (TASE: MZOR), a developer of innovative surgical robots and complementary products, today announced that Advanced Medical Systems PTE Ltd. (AMS), Mazor’s distribution partner in India, placed an order for its Renaissance™ system. The system will be installed in Apollo Hospitals Chennai.
AMS, a medical supplies and services provider, offers multi-disciplinary solutions for medical centers across the Asia Pacific region. It is the only organization of its kind to offer a complete range of services required for facility planning, technology implementation, user training, and customer support.
Apollo Hospitals Chennai, established in 1983, has over 60 departments led by internationally-trained doctors who are skillfully supported by dedicated patient-care personnel. The hospital is the flagship hospital of the Apollo Group, one of the largest healthcare groups in Asia with over 8500 beds across 50 hospitals.
“As demand for quality healthcare grows, medical device analysts are projecting robust growth rates in the Asia Pacific region, with recent reports indicating medical device growth rate of 23 percent in India alone,” stated Romesh Kaul, president and Chief Executive Officer of AMS. “We are gratified to partner with Mazor to provide the region with the very best in spinal robotics technology.”
“I’m very pleased that Apollo Hospitals Chennai is the first hospital in India to offer this state-of-the-art robotic system for spine surgeries,” said Dr. Sajan K Hegde, Chief Spine Surgeon. “The technology is truly revolutionary and will be a vital tool in performing safely, with precision challenging cases requiring complex reconstruction, besides the routine and minimal invasive procedures.”
“The introduction of our Renaissance system to the market in India marks our first active system in Asia,” stated Ori Hadomi, CEO of Mazor. “We are delighted to work with Advanced Medical Systems and Apollo Hospitals Chennai, a pioneer in this region. The hospital’s dedication to providing cutting-edge medical care is well established, and we are pleased that our technology will contribute to improved care and outcomes for its patients.”
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.
About Advanced Medical Systems PTE Ltd.
Founded in 1988, Advanced Medical Systems is an established medical devices organization offering innovative multi-disciplinary solutions for centers of excellence across the Asia Pacific region in radiology, neurosciences, orthopedics, and oncology. It is the only organization of its kind to offer a complete range of services required for turnkey facility planning, technology implementation, training, management, and finance. Headquartered in the Republic of Singapore, AMS directly serves the Asia Pacific healthcare markets with operating bases and highly trained personnel in Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, and India for advanced imaging and minimally invasive therapy systems and services. For further information, visit www.amssg.com