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Mazor Robot Performs Successful Brain Surgery
Commercial sales of Mazor's new robot platform projected in 2013
By RBR Staff

Mazor Robotics, Ltd., the Israel-based company known for the Renaissance robot system used in spinal surgeries, successfully completed its first robot-guided brain surgical procedures. The procedures were performed by two separate neurosurgeons on three live patients at HSK Hospital in Wiesbaden, Germany.

Mazor said that the biopsies demonstrated the precision, stability of the attachment to the skull, ease of use, and high safety profile of the robotic system. The company considers the technology applicable in the brain for biopsies, shunt placements and neurostimulation electrode placement such as for deep brain stimulation (DBS).

There are about 25,000 brain biopsies in the United…

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