Microbot Medical Inc. announced that it has successfully achieved another major milestone representing the next step toward the regulatory and commercial paths for the LIBERTY® Robotic Surgical System, the first single-use endovascular robotic system. Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, a world-renowned tertiary academic medical center based in Burlington, Mass., is now expected to be one of the U.S. sites for the first-ever human trial of the LIBERTY Robotic Surgical System. Microbot Medical will work closely with the research team and physician faculty at Lahey to support innovative ways to improve patient care using the LIBERTY Robotic Surgical System.
“This is another meaningful milestone for Microbot Medical, and clearly demonstrates that we are taking the necessary steps toward future commercialization of the LIBERTY Robotic Surgical System,” commented Harel Gadot, Chairman, President & CEO of Microbot Medical. “We believe our continued momentum and the performance of the system, along with the rigorous process we are adhering to, has made today’s development possible. Having a committed partner brings us one step closer to the clinical trial and advancing the regulatory process.”
“We look forward to working with Lahey’s team of renowned interventional radiologists and leaders in robotic interventional treatments,” commented Dr. Eyal Morag, Chief Medical Officer of Microbot Medical. “Lahey has performed countless human trials, and we believe its involvement, coupled with the performance of LIBERTY Robotic Surgical System during the animal studies, will be invaluable to our clinical advancements as we move into the next phases, including the Institutional Review Board (IRB) process.”
The Company expected next steps include the submission of the Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Institutional Review Board (IRB), among others.
About Microbot Medical Inc.
Microbot Medical Inc. (NASDAQ: MBOT) is a pre-clinical medical device company that specializes in transformational micro-robotic technologies, with the goals of improving clinical outcomes for patients and increasing accessibility through the natural and artificial lumens within the human body.
The LIBERTY Robotic Surgical System aims to improve the way surgical robotics are being used in endovascular procedures today, by eliminating the need for large, cumbersome, and expensive capital equipment, while reducing radiation exposure and physician strain. The Company believes the LIBERTY Robotic Surgical System’s remote operation has the potential to be the first system to democratize endovascular interventional procedures.
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