Titan Medical Inc.
TSX VENTURE : TMD

Titan Medical Inc.

March 31, 2011 08:00 ET

Titan Medical Inc. Completes Beta Console and Commences Early User Study

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 31, 2011) - Titan Medical Inc. (TSX VENTURE:TMD) announced today that it has completed its Beta Console and industrial design prototypes and commenced an early user study. The initial testing will include review of ergonomics and console functionality through various methods by key opinion leaders in robotic surgery. The Company expects to complete the study by the end of April.

Craig Leon, Chief Executive Officer of Titan Medical Inc., commented, "Completion of our Beta Console ahead of our original schedule is an important strategic milestone. This brings us one step further in the development process of our Amadeus(TM) Robotic Surgical System. We look forward to receiving feedback from the study, which we believe will support our goal of bringing surgery to a completely new level."

Amadeus(TM) Robotic Surgical System is the Company's next generation 4-armed robotic surgical platform. The surgical console is a new design, force feedback and enhanced vision system, enabling unprecedented ease of instrument control and system functions. Other elements that make up the Amadeus(TM) Robotic Surgical System include multi articulating arms, communications, simulation systems and advanced instrumentation.

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 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.

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