Titan Medical Inc.

Titan Medical Inc.

September 28, 2011 08:00 ET

Titan Medical Inc. Announces Memorandum of Understanding With The Ohio State University

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 28, 2011) - Titan Medical Inc. ("the Company") (TSX VENTURE:TMD) announced today that it has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) with The Ohio State University ("Ohio State").

Under the terms of the agreement, Ohio State will test and evaluate the Company's Amadeus™ Next Generation Surgical Robotic Platform. Ohio State will provide the Company with detailed feedback as appropriate.

"We are very pleased to have engaged in a MOU with The Ohio State University, a world-class public research university, and to have the opportunity to closely work with their team of surgeons to advance the development of Amadeus Composer™ into clinical trials," said Dr. Reiza Rayman, President of Titan Medical Inc. "Over the past year, we have successfully built relationships with leading teaching hospitals in the U.S. in a collaborative effort to revolutionize robotic surgery and provide significant benefits to hospitals, surgeons, insurers and patients."

About The Ohio State University

Founded in 1870, The Ohio State University is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 56,000 students enrolled at its main Columbus campus, 14 colleges and 170 majors, the university offers its students exceptional breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions. A national research powerhouse, the university ranks 13th among all universities in research expenditures and a remarkable second place in industry-sponsored research. For more information, visit www.osu.edu.

In July, the U.S. News & World Report 2012 edition of America's Best Colleges named The Ohio State University Medical Center one of "America's Best Hospitals" for the 19th consecutive year. A total of 11 Ohio State medical programs are recognized in the 2011 rankings, with four programs (cancer, diabetes & endocrinology, rehabilitation, and ear, nose and throat) ranked in the top 20. Additional Ohio State programs included in the rankings are cardiology, gynecology (women's health), nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology.

About Titan Medical Inc.

Titan Medical Inc. is a Canadian public company (TSX VENTURE:TMD) focused on the development and commercialization of robotic surgical technologies. The Company is currently developing Amadeus Composer™, a surgical system that has a uniquely designed external robot and flexible instruments, and allows surgeons to overcome constraints of surgical procedures in small to medium spaces. Amadeus Maestro™, the Company's next generation 4-armed robotic surgical system with advanced communication and training, utilizes the Titan True Touch Technology and is targeted to surgical procedures in large spaces. Robotic surgery has developed over the past 10 years into a proven and growing method of treatment. The global robotic surgical market size is currently estimated to be approximately $1 billion and is estimated to grow to $5 billion by 2015 with potential for placement of 6,000 robotic surgical systems. The Company is researching and developing innovative technologies to empower surgeons to use robots in the operating room of the future. For more information, visit the Company's website at www.titanmedicalinc.com.

Forward Looking Statements

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