Company to present at the LSI Emerging Medtech Summit in Laguna Niguel between May 11-13th
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — AiM Medical Robotics, a leading developer of MRI-safe intraoperative robotics for neurosurgery, today announced that it is appointing Professor Jonathan Sackier, who helped develop and bring to market the AESOP surgical robot with Computer Motion, to its Board of Directors, effective June 1, 2021. Sackier also performed the first robotic procedures and published peer-reviewed articles on the topic in the 1990’s, and AESOP intellectual property was incorporated into Intuitive Surgical’s (ISRG) DaVinci robot. Dr. Sackier will serve to advise the Company as they seek to rapidly develop and commercially deploy AiM’s advanced intraoperative, precision robotics system.
Known as a highly respected clinical and academic surgeon, Jonathan’s contributions to the medical community continues to drive innovation, having served as a Visiting Professor at Oxford University, and as a Professor at George Washington University in Washington, DC. Dr. Sackier founded and funded the Washington Institute of Surgical Endoscopy, a center dedicated to research, teaching and innovation. He has also been active in technology transfer and helped bring several innovations to market, most recently serving as the Chief Medical Officer for Helius Medical Technologies.
“The addition of Dr Sackier to our Board of Directors illustrates AiM’s dedication to attracting accomplished individuals in all areas and aspects of our team” stated Craig Pierson, Chairman and Founder of AiM Surgical Robotics. “Jonathan’s guidance will be instrumental in our efforts to deliver the first MRI-safe intraoperative image-guided robot for neurosurgery to provide unmatched surgical precision for better patient outcomes and shorter procedure times. His global experiences in medical technology and clinical practice will also serve our international ambitions.”
“As we pursue our strategic role as a leading innovator in medical robotics for neurosurgery, we will look to Jonathan for his insight and professional acumen to guide AiM’s team to produce a robotics system that will be workflow-efficient for the surgeon and cost effective for the hospital” stated Bob Cathcart, the Company’s CEO. “Our interactions with Jonathan to date have already enhanced our strategic direction and the tactical goals we wanted to implement with our esteemed medical advisory board, and the collaborations in the USA, Europe and beyond, as well as considering other applications to our highly disruptive technology.” Dr. Sackier stated, “I am honored and energized to join this exceptional group. The technology developed by Dr. Fisher and his team at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute is incredible. Additionally, the leadership is smart, aligned, and receptive. The commercial opportunity is massive, and, most importantly, AiM’s device has the potential to dramatically improve the safety and efficacy of neurosurgery. By putting patients at the center of all it does is the best way to innovate.”
AiM Medical Robotics will be presenting at the LSI Emerging Medtech Summit in Laguna Niguel between May 11-13th. Both Bob Cathcart and Dr. Jonathan Sackier will be present for this event. You can follow AiM at www.aimmedrobotics.com and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/aim-medical-robotics.
About AiM Medical Robotics
AiM Medical Robotics is a privately held biotechnology company currently focused on the development of MRI-compatible advanced robotics that are precision-focused and portable.
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