Mazor Robotics Ltd. has unveiled Mazor X, a new guidance platform for spine surgeries. The Mazor X was developed with the goal of enhancing predictability and patient benefit, through the combination of analytical tools, multiple-source data, precision guidance, optical tracking, intra-op verification, and connectivity technologies.
The FDA-cleared Mazor X will be unveiled during the North American Spine Society (NASS) annual meeting in Boston, Massachusetts this October. Mazor recently signed a commercial co-promotion and co-development agreement with Medtronic. As part of the agreement, Medtronic has already placed a purchase order for 15 Mazor X systems.
Surgical assurance is provided by the Mazor X via three main coordinated processes:
- Pre-Operative Analytics: A suite of software-based sophisticated tools designed to pre-operatively assess spinal alignment and implement full surgical planning, facilitating a total patient treatment strategy. A key component of Pre-Op Analytics, the X-Align* module, is a combination of biomechanical logic and virtual surgical tools with computerized alignment calculations, intended to streamline the process of creating a holistic alignment plan for each patient.
- Intra-Operative Guidance: Utilizing precision mechanics and a bed-attached, bone-mounted surgical arm to guide surgical tools and synergistic implants* according to the Pre-Op Analytics. Coupled with innovative tracking* and imaging, Intra-operative Guidance effects predictable execution of the surgical plan.
- Real-Time 3D Verification*: The Mazor X System’s real-time verification allows surgeons to close the surgical loop and confirm – execution and reconciliation of the surgical plan using proprietary 2D fluoroscopy-based technology, visual tracking*, or intraoperative imaging systems.
*Pending FDA clearance
Together with surgeon skill and real-time feedback from multiple data sources in the operating room, these processes form a Surgical Assurance platform to benefit patients and surgeons.