BRAINTREE, Mass., Dec. 28, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Microbot Medical Inc. (Nasdaq: MBOT), developer of the innovative LIBERTY® Endovascular Robotic Surgical System, today announces the successful completion of its GLP pivotal pre-clinical study, done under the guidelines of FDA-required levels of planning, controlling, monitoring, and reporting, using a porcine model.
As previously announced on December 7, 2023, the study was conducted by three leading interventional radiologists that utilized the LIBERTY Endovascular Robotic Surgical System to perform a total of 96 robotic navigations. Target vessels with surrounding tissue were examined and evaluated microscopically after they were subjected to procedures using a range of commercially available intravascular catheterization devices controlled and manipulated via the LIBERTY Endovascular Robotic Surgical System.
“I am very pleased with the positive outcomes of the histopathology report and the completion of the GLP study,” said Juan Diaz Cartelle, Chief Medical Officer. “This gives us confidence to move forward to the next stage of human clinical studies.”
“Today’s announcement marks another important milestone for the Company, as we continue our transition from R&D and pre-clinical phase into the clinical, regulatory and pre-commercial phase,” commented Harel Gadot, CEO. “We expect to submit our IDE application to the FDA soon and commence our pivotal human clinical trial, completing our transition to a clinically stage company.”
About Microbot Medical
Microbot Medical Inc. (NASDAQ: MBOT) is a pre-clinical medical device company that specializes in transformational micro-robotic technologies, with the goals of improving clinical outcomes for patients and increasing accessibility through the natural and artificial lumens within the human body.
The LIBERTY® Endovascular Robotic Surgical System aims to improve the way surgical robotics are being used in endovascular procedures today, by eliminating the need for large, cumbersome, and expensive capital equipment. The Company believes the LIBERTY® Endovascular Robotic Surgical System’s remote operation has the potential to be the first system to democratize endovascular interventional procedures.
Further information about Microbot Medical is available at http://www.microbotmedical.com.
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