Interventional Systems wins FDA clearance for miniature surgical robot

[Image from Interventional Systems]Interventional Systems announced today that it received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Micromate robot for percutaneous procedures.

Kitzbühel, Austria-based Interventional Systems developed Micromate as a table-mounted medical robot for interventional procedures, touting it as the world’s smallest robot for those of the percutaneous kind, according to a news release.

Micromate uses a universal instrument guidance platform that allows physicians to continue using their preferred surgical instruments while performing targeting under live imaging through any cone-beam computerized tomography (CT), fluoro CT or a fluoroscope.

The company said it plans to launch its operations in the U.S. in the second half of 2021 through the launch of centers of excellence for robotic-guided interventional procedures. It also plans to establish commercial partnerships with third parties seeking robotic offerings for their customers.

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