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Surgical Innovations : Surgical robot technology UK distribution deal

  •   06 November 2018

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Surgical Innovations Group PLC

06 November 2018



                                                                     Surgical Innovations Group plc                                                                    

("Surgical Innovations")


Surgical robot technology UK distribution deal

Elemental Healthcare signs Distribution agreement with surgical robot manufacturer DistalMotion


Surgical Innovations Group plc (AIM: SUN), the designer and manufacturer of innovative technology for minimally invasive surgery ("MIS"), announces that its wholly owned subsidiary, Elemental Healthcare Limited, has signed a three year exclusive UK distribution agreement with DistalMotion SA, a Swiss manufacturer of a new surgical robot.


The 'Dexter' robot brings a totally new dimension to the clinical efficacy of robotic surgery, allowing a surgeon to swap from robotic to laparoscopic surgery and back as required within the sterile field. 'Dexter' will be CE marked in mid-2019 giving Elemental Healthcare time to train a dedicated team in preparation for its launch.


Adam Power, Group Development Director of Surgical Innovations Group plc, commented: "The market for surgical robots in the UK is limited by the cost and by the range of applications for which existing competitors are appropriate. 'Dexter' offers a much broader range of surgical opportunities and employs a novel funding model. As a consequence, we expect 'Dexter' by DistalMotion SA to address the issues limiting the growth of surgical robots in the UK and to be a more acceptable solution for NHS and Private Hospitals."


Dr Matthias Reif, Head of Sales and Marketing of DistalMotion SA commented: "Elemental Healthcare is a proven partner to commercialise innovative technology, and we are excited to partner as we believe this is the best route to commercialise 'Dexter'. The UK market is among the largest medical device markets in Europe, and a key region for Distalmotion to prove robotic surgery can be simplified and integrated into laparoscopic surgery."


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For further information please contact:


Surgical Innovations Group plc

Nigel Rogers, Executive Chairman

Tel: 0113 230 7597

Melanie Ross, COO & CFO




WH Ireland Limited (NOMAD & Broker)

Tel: 0207 220 1666

Adrian Hadden

Chris Viggor




Walbrook PR  (Financial PR & Investor Relations)

Tel: 020 7933 8780 or [email protected]

Paul McManus

Mob: 07980 541 893

Lianne Cawthorne

                                                 Mob: 07584 391 303



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