TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - August 08, 2017) - Titan Medical Inc. (TSX: TMD) (OTCQB: TITXF), a medical device company focused on the design and development of a robotic surgical system for application in minimally invasive surgery (MIS), announces financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017.
All financial results are reported in U.S. dollars, unless otherwise stated. The unaudited condensed interim financial statements and management's discussion and analysis for the period ended June 30, 2017 may be viewed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
David McNally, President and CEO of Titan Medical, said, "The second quarter of 2017 was exciting and productive as we took several important steps to advance the development of our SPORT Surgical System (SPORT). Importantly, we completed the initial formative human factor studies. We also began the process of partnering with renowned robotic surgery training centers for feasibility and validation studies. We signed the first of three contemplated agreements with Florida Hospital Nicholson Center in Orlando during the second quarter. These studies will support our regulatory filings and we are on track to confirm the signing of the remaining two facilities during the third quarter. We expect to begin conducting live animal studies in the fourth quarter of 2017."
Mr. McNally continued, "We strengthened our executive team with the recruitment of Curtis Jensen as Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs. In addition, we continued to gain visibility for Titan Medical and for SPORT in the medical device industry. In June we were named the Best Canadian IP Department at the 2017 International Legal IP Alliance Summit Awards. We also completed a two-part public offering and raised gross proceeds of approximately CDN $6.9 million, which will allow us to begin feasibility and validation studies."
Operational highlights for the second quarter of 2017 and recent weeks include:
- On May 17, 2017 Titan announced the completion of initial formative human factor studies for SPORT.
- On April 26, 2017 Titan announced it was granted a U.S. patent related to SPORT robotic instruments.
- On April 3, 2017 Titan announced the hiring of Curtis Jensen as Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs.
- On June 7, 2017 Titan announced it was granted a European patent related to SPORT robotic instruments.
- On June 19, 2017 Titan was named Best Canadian IP Department at the 2017 International Legal IP Alliance Summit & Awards.
- On June 29, 2017 Titan announced the first closing of a public offering of units.
- On July 10, 2017 Titan announced it will partner with Florida Nicholson Center for SPORT feasibility and validation studies.
- On July 21, 2017 Titan announced the second closing of a public offering of units.
- On August 1, 2017 Titan announced Longtai Medical agreed to convert its distributorship deposit to Titan equity.
Financial highlights for the second quarter of 2017 and recent weeks include (all comparisons are with the second quarter of 2016, unless otherwise stated):
- Research and development expenses for the second quarter of 2017 were $2,704,054, compared with $7,662,739.
- Net and comprehensive loss for the second quarter of 2017 was $1,865,913, compared with a net and comprehensive loss of $7,934,874.
- Completed a two-part public offering for gross proceeds of CDN $6,905,228.
- Cash and cash equivalents as of June 30, 2017 were $6,838,358, compared with $4,339,911 as of December 31, 2016.
About Titan Medical Inc.
Titan Medical Inc. is focused on the design and development through the planned commercialization of a robotic surgical system for use in MIS. The Company's SPORT Surgical System, currently under development, includes a surgeon-controlled robotic platform that features multi-articulating instruments for performing MIS procedures through a single incision. The surgical system also includes a workstation that provides a surgeon with an advanced ergonomic interface to the robotic platform for controlling the instruments and provides a 3D high-definition endoscopic view inside a patient's body. The SPORT Surgical System is designed to enable surgeons to perform a broad set of general abdominal, gynecologic and urologic procedures. For more information, visit the Company's website at www.titanmedicalinc.com.
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