TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/20/13 -- Titan Medical Inc. ("Titan" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: TMD)(OTCQX: TITXF) announced today that it recently filed a provisional patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) relating to multi-articulating robotic instruments that are being developed as part of the Company's single-incision robotic platform.
"We are pleased that our development efforts have culminated in innovative designs and continue to result in the filing of patent applications," said John Hargrove, Interim Chief Executive Officer of Titan Medical Inc. "The filing of this patent application supplements our existing intellectual property portfolio and we look forward to continuing to grow our portfolio to help provide us with a unique position as our development progresses."
The Company now has 7 granted patents and 11 patent applications filed in the U.S. or under the Patent Cooperation Treaty.
About Titan Medical Inc.
Titan Medical Inc. is a Canadian public company (TSX VENTURE: TMD)(OTCQX: TITXF) focused on the design and development of a robotic surgical system for application in minimally invasive surgery ("MIS"). The Company's robotic surgical system, currently under development, comprises 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 robotic surgical system is being designed to expand robotic surgery into areas of surgical specialties and simple and complex procedures that are currently under-serviced, and to allow surgeons to perform procedures within small to medium size surgical spaces such as general surgery and cholecystectomy. For more information, visit the Company's website at www.titanmedicalinc.com.
This news release contains "forward-looking statements" which reflect the current expectations of management of the Company's future growth, results of operations, performance and business prospects and opportunities. Wherever possible, words such as "may", "would", "could", "will", "anticipate", "believe", "plan", "expect", "intend", "estimate", "potential for" and similar expressions have been used to identify these forward-looking statements. These statements reflect management's current beliefs with respect to future events and are based on information currently available to management. Forward-looking statements involve significant risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Many factors could cause the Company's actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements that may be expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, those listed in the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's Annual Information Form dated April 10, 2013 (which may be viewed at www.sedar.com). Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward looking statements prove incorrect, actual results, performance or achievements may vary materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained in this news release. These factors should be considered carefully and prospective investors should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements. Although the forward-looking statements contained in the news release are based upon what management currently believes to be reasonable assumptions, the Company cannot assure prospective investors that actual results, performance or achievements will be consistent with these forward-looking statements.
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Titan Medical Inc.
Interim Chief Executive Officer
(416) 548-7522 (ext. 151)
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