Successful first-in-man use: world’s first robot-based laser bone cut
Swiss medtech company Advanced Osteotomy Tools AG (AOT) has announced its first clinical use (first-in-man) of CARLO®. The medical device with the LBR Med from KUKA was successfully used in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery department at the University Hospital Basel, Switzerland.
August 30, 2019
First-in-man study of the robot-guided laser system for bone surgery as basis for market launch
The current clinical first-in-human study, which serves as the basis for the market launch, is intended to demonstrate the performance and safety of CARLO® in a clinical environment. And because CARLO® is the first system of its kind, the safety requirements are very high. These have been successfully tested in several pre-clinical studies. The system benefits from the fact that the LBR Med is the world's first robotic component for integration into a medical device that is certified according to the internationally recognized CB method.
Sensitivity of the LBR Med as a success factor for robot-guided laser ablation
The company expects high clinical interest for the robot-guided laser system for bone surgery. “We expect that the clinical interest in this innovative platform will be quite significant after we get approval for commercial release in the coming months,” Bätscher adds. Laser osteotomy is an emerging new field in bone surgery with great potential – also for the LBR Med from KUKA.