Titan Medical Inc.
TSX VENTURE : TMD

Titan Medical Inc.

May 18, 2011 08:00 ET

Titan Medical Inc. Appoints Dr. Carlo Camargo Passerotti to Its Medical Advisory Board

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 18, 2011) - Titan Medical Inc. ("the Company") (TSX VENTURE:TMD) announced today that Dr. Carlo Camargo Passerotti, M.D., PhD was appointed to the Company's Medical Advisory Board.

"We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Passerotti as the first international member on our renowned group of medical advisors," said Dr. Reiza Rayman, President of Titan Medical Inc. "His presence and expertise will considerably expand our future global clinical activities and add an important international perspective, mainly in South America, to our team."

"I am pleased to join Titan Medical's Advisory Board," said Dr. Passerotti. "Titan's novel robotic surgery platform sets out to overcome the shortfalls experienced with robotic surgery devices currently being used in surgery. This is an exciting period in the company's phase of growth and I look forward to assisting in both the technology and clinical development of Amadeus and to positioning it for success in the clinic."

Dr. Carlo Camargo Passerotti currently serves as the Assistant Professor of Urology at the Sao Paulo State University, the Director of Robotic Surgery at the Hospital Alemão Oswaldo Cruz, and the Director of Research in Urology, 9 of July University, Sao Paulo Brazil. Dr. Passerotti earned both his M.D. and PhD at the Federal University of Sao Paulo and continued a Fellowship in Pediatric Urology and Robotic Surgery at Children's Hospital Boston, where he developed laparoscopic and robotic skills. He has earned a number of honors and awards in urology, pediatrics and robotic surgery and has several published papers in leading peer-reviewed journals.

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(TM), a next generation 4-armed robotic surgical system, with the objective of enabling surgeons to remotely manipulate surgical instruments. Robotic surgery has developed over the past 10 years into a proven and growing method of treatment. The current global robotic surgical market size is 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.

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