Titan Medical Inc.

Titan Medical Inc.

June 19, 2012 06:45 ET

Titan Medical Inc. Announces Early-User Study Testing Results for Robotic Single-Site Surgical Platform

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 19, 2012) - Titan Medical Inc. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:TMD)(OTCQX:TITXF) announced today testing results for an early-user study of the Company's robotic single-site surgical platform. The individuals that participated in the study and provided their feedback were Dr. Reiza Rayman, the Company's President, Dr. John Valvo, the Company's Vice President of Medical Affairs and Dr. Dennis Fowler, development consultant to the Company.

The testing of the prototype involved various task based functions targeted at the assessment of the system workspace, 3D vision system, movement of the snake-like instrument arms and the capability to perform complex reconstructive movements such as suturing. The results revealed that the unique system architecture and instrumentation provide the necessary reach and triangulation needed to perform single-site cholecystectomy procedures as well as a variety of other single-site procedures.

"I am pleased with the development stage of the prototype and the potential it offers in single-site robotic surgery," said Craig Leon, Chief Executive Officer of Titan Medical Inc. "The robotic single-site surgical platform currently under development addresses the robotic surgery requirements discussed above, and these test results support our Company's development plan with the objective of becoming a leading provider of novel surgical solutions."

About Titan Medical Inc.

Titan Medical Inc. is a Canadian public company (TSX VENTURE:TMD)(OTCQX:TITXF) focused on the design, development and commercialization of new robotic surgical technologies. The Company is advancing the development of a robust product portfolio with the objective to meet current needs in surgical procedures which would benefit all stakeholders, including patients, surgeons, and hospitals. The Company's product portfolio includes solutions for both single-site and multi-port surgical procedures that are under-served by robotic and non-robotic minimally invasive techniques. Robotic surgery has developed over the past 10 years into a proven and growing method of treatment. According to a Robotic Surgery Equipment Manufacturing report in October 2011, industry revenue is projected to increase at an average annual rate of 14.9% to $4.2 billion from 2011 to 2016. For more information, visit the Company's website at www.titanmedicalinc.com.

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