Titan Medical Inc., a device company focused on a robotic surgical system for application in single-port minimally invasive surgery (“MIS”) and Mimic Technologies Inc. (“Mimic”), a provider of robotic simulation equipment, completed the core surgical skills simulation modules for use with Titan’s SPORT Surgical System surgeon workstation.
The successful demonstration and delivery of 14 core skills simulation modules is an important milestone in the completion of the first phase of a comprehensive surgeon training curriculum Titan is planning for its SPORT Surgical System. A brief video of the demonstration of a subset of the simulation modules is available here.
David McNally, President and CEO of Titan Medical, said, “Since announcing initiation of this program in March, the Titan and Mimic teams, with years of robotic expertise coupled with hands-on surgeon feedback acquired during early feasibility studies, carefully crafted the foundational curriculum to facilitate the acquisition of core surgical skills when using the SPORT system. Simulation-based training and skills acquisition are vital for surgeon and OR staff robotic training. These skills are intended to accelerate clinical adoption of the SPORT system following commercialization. Our collaboration with Mimic has been exceptionally productive and we look forward to working with them to evolve our advanced surgical skills curriculum in the future.”
Jeff Berkley, CEO and Founder of Mimic Technologies, said, “There is strong clinical evidence that suggests substantial simulation training can rapidly accelerate surgeon learning while significantly improving patient outcomes. We are excited about what the future holds for single-port robotic surgery and the important role simulation will play in potentially making it the new standard of care.”