TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE American:TRXC), a medical device company that is digitizing the interface between the surgeon and the patient to improve minimally invasive surgery, today announced that the Sana Klinikum Offenbach has entered into an agreement to lease and utilize a Senhance® Surgical System. Located in the city of Offenbach am Main, the hospital is located close to Frankfurt and serves patients in the large Rhine-Main region of Germany.
“We are pleased that Sana Klinikum Offenbach has chosen to initiate a Senhance Digital Laparoscopic program,” said Anthony Fernando, president and chief executive officer at TransEnterix. “Germany continues to be a compelling location to realize the potential of surgery with Senhance, and this hospital will be the fourth hospital in Germany that offers Senhance to their patients. The deep experience and advanced laparoscopic skills of many German surgeons and the need for enabling technology at a responsible cost make Senhance a good choice for hospitals seeking to build robotics and digital surgery into their minimally invasive surgical offering.”
The Senhance System is the first and only digital laparoscopic surgical platform designed to maintain laparoscopic MIS standards while providing digital benefits such as haptic feedback, robotic precision, comfortable ergonomics, advanced instrumentation including, 3 mm microlaparoscopic instruments, eye sensing camera control and reusable standard instruments to help maintain per-procedure costs similar to traditional laparoscopy. The Senhance System is also the first machine-vision system in robotic surgery which is powered by the new intelligent Surgical Unit (ISU) that enables augmented intelligence in surgery.
“Senhance technology is a welcome addition to how we offer our patients the least invasive and most effective surgical care possible,” said Prof. Dr. Michael Lein, Head of the Department of Urology at Sana Klinikum Offenbach. “We were particularly pleased at how this system adds digital assistance in precision, control and vision to the foundation of laparoscopy which our surgical teams already perform with excellent results. The unique ability for the robot to have sensing of haptics and measuring forces applied in surgery is very important. The Senhance also adds advanced technology while helping to minimize waste and costs to our health system, which is more important than ever before in meeting our obligation to the health of all the people in the community we serve.”