SOURCE: Titan Medical Inc.

Titan Medical Inc.

October 13, 2015 07:00 ET

Titan Medical Inc. Announces Issuance of Two U.S. Patents

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - October 13, 2015) - Titan Medical Inc. ("Titan" or the "Company") (TSX: TMD) (OTCQX: TITXF) today announced the issuance of two patents from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). U.S. Patent No. 9,149,339 is related to methods of controlling robotic instruments, while U.S. Patent No. 9,033,998 is related to the architecture of multi-articulating robotic instruments.

"The issuance of these patents confirms our innovative research and development efforts in the field of robotically-assisted surgical devices," said John Hargrove, Chief Executive Officer of Titan Medical Inc. "As the design of our robotic platform has evolved, we remain committed to bringing to the market an advanced robotic system that utilizes highly-dexterous multi-articulating robotic instruments and other innovations in software control, user interfaces, and ergonomics."

With the addition of these patents and the recent filing of patent applications directed at innovative aspects of the SPORT™ Surgical System, Titan's current patent portfolio consists of 11 patents and 21 patent applications assigned to or exclusively licensed to the Company in various jurisdictions, including the United States, Canada and Europe. Titan continues to evaluate its technology for patent protection and anticipates expanding its patent portfolio by filing further patent applications and licensing suitable technologies as warranted.

About Titan Medical Inc.

Titan Medical Inc. is a Canadian public company focused on the design and development of a robotic surgical system for application in minimally invasive surgery ("MIS"). The Company's Single Port Orifice Robotic Technology, SPORT™ Surgical System, currently under development, is comprised of a surgeon-controlled robotic platform that includes a 3D vision system and interactive instruments for performing MIS procedures, and a surgeon workstation that provides the surgeon with an interface to the robotic platform for controlling the interactive instruments and providing a 3D endoscopic view of inside a patient's body during MIS procedures. The SPORT™ Surgical System is being designed to expand robotic surgery into both simple and complex areas of surgical specialties and procedures that are currently under-serviced. It is also being designed to allow surgeons to perform procedures within small- to medium-size surgical spaces for general abdominal, gynecologic, and urologic indications. For more information, visit the Company's website at

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