French robotic backbone surgical procedure tech firm eCential Robotics introduced in the present day that it has obtained FDA clearance for its 3D imaging, navigation and robotics steering system.
With the assistance of current partnerships with U.S. implant firms, Gières, France–primarily based eCential Robotics plans to start out promoting its surgical robotics system in North America. The corporate has already bought 10 techniques in Europe, with greater than 2,000 surgical procedures.
“The FDA clearance of the eCential Robotics unified platform acknowledges reliability and robustness of our product, confirms the arrogance in eCential Robotics’ distinctive idea of focusing surgical workflows on the important through a unified, open and multi-app system, and likewise encourages our ambition to broaden our footprint in the USA,” mentioned Laurence Chabanas, the corporate’s chief technique officer and U.S. CEO.
Surgical robotics is a scorching house, with a number of firms competing. Medtech large Medtronic is presently the dominant participant within the robotic backbone surgical procedure house with its Mazor robots. Medtronic reported file gross sales of its StealthStation navigation, O-arm, and Mazor techniques in its most up-to-date quarter. [Here’s a roundup of 16 surgical robotics companies you need to know.]
Officers at eCential Robotics suppose they’ve an edge as a result of their system unifies intraoperative 2D/3D imaging, navigation, and robotics. A unified system avoids unreliable calibration and registration steps and different pitfalls concerned in conventional image-navigation pairing, in accordance with the corporate. It additionally streamlines the surgical workflow and automates technical steps.
The eCential Robotic system has a single consumer interface for all units. It’s additionally potential to make use of the system with any producer’s implants.
At present operating on backbone surgical procedure apps, the corporate plans to broaden system makes use of to different bone surgical procedure indications sooner or later.
Stated the corporate’s CTO David Armand: “With nonetheless an enormous potential for innovation, eCential Robotics simplifies your entire workflow for a seamless surgical expertise.”