Health Canada has granted medical device license to Mazor Robotics to use its Renaissance surgical robotic system and accompanying accessories in both spine and brain applications.
The license, which is subject to specifications outlined in the clearance documents, allows the company to market Renaissance system and its accessories in Canada.
The robotic system also uses less radiation while performing complex spinal deformity cases as well as minimally invasive surgeries including scoliosis, claims the company.
Mazor Robotics CEO Ori Hadomi said the receipt of the HC license is an important step in securing the company’s foothold in North America.
"We made significant progress expanding in the U.S. in 2012, and we have begun 2013 with the intent to further our growth and bring our innovative technology to new markets," Hadomi added.
"Canada is a key geography for spine and brain applications, and we are excited to provide our Renaissance technology to the patients of Canada."