THINK Surgical and Concordia University Receive NSERC Alliance and MEDTEQ+ 3-Year Grant to Develop Artificial Intelligence for Robotic Surgery

April 28th, 2022|

THINK Surgical, Inc., a leading innovator in the field of robotic surgery, is pleased to announce a collaborative project between Concordia University and THINK Surgical funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada and MEDTEQ+. The focus of this project will be on developing advanced image registration algorithms using machine learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI). The results may then be incorporated in THINK Surgical’s next-generation robotic solutions for orthopedic surgery. NSERC is the national funding agency of the Government of Canada and will be supporting this project under the Alliance program, whose grants are peer-reviewed and highly competitive. MEDTEQ+ is the pan-Canadian industry-led consortium for research and innovation in medical technologies. The total direct funding for the research is more than $250,000 over three years. “This grant will support ground-breaking research intended to improve the performance of existing and new clinical systems, thereby benefiting patients through improved clinical outcomes,” said Prof. Hassan Rivaz, the project’s primary investigator. “THINK Surgical’s open-platform is an excellent option for AI-powered applications.” Prof. Rivaz directs the IMage Processing and Characterization of [...]

David C. Dvorak Invests $5 Million in THINK Surgical

April 7th, 2022|

THINK Surgical, Inc., an innovator in the field of orthopedic surgical robots, today announced the investment of $5 million dollars in THINK Surgical by David Dvorak. This investment was completed through Black Lake Expeditions, LLC, an entity for which Mr. Dvorak serves as managing director. Mr. Dvorak became THINK Surgical's Executive Chairman of the Board last year following an extensive search process. Mr. Dvorak had a successful 16-year career at Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. where he most recently held the position of president and chief executive officer for a decade. "Since becoming THINK Surgical's Chairman, I have gained a much deeper understanding of THINK's overarching strategy and vision, current product offering and future technology pipeline, as well as the strength of its leadership team," said Mr. Dvorak. "Given his track record of success over decades with Stryker Corporation, including his time as president of the Joint Replacement Division and his experience with Mako robotic-arm technology, Stuart Simpson is uniquely qualified to lead THINK. I am highly confident that under Stuart's leadership THINK will execute its compelling plans with precision and [...]

109, 2021

Stuart F. Simpson is THINK Surgical’s New President and Chief Executive Officer

September 1st, 2021|

THINK Surgical, Inc., an innovator in the field of orthopedic surgical robots, today announced the appointment of Stuart F. Simpson as its president and chief executive officer. Mr. Simpson's decades of experience in the medical device industry, particularly his deep understanding of the orthopedics industry and orthopedic surgical robots, makes him the ideal person to lead THINK Surgical. THINK Surgical, Inc., today announced the appointment of Stuart F. Simpson as its president and chief executive officer.   Mr. Simpson had a successful 24-year career at Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) holding roles of increasing responsibility in Europe, Asia Pacific and the United States. Most recently he served as president of the Joint Replacement Division, where he led an orthopedic industry transformation that established surgical robotic joint [...]

2608, 2021

INOV8 Surgical Performs First Surgery using THINK Surgical’s Next-Generation Robot Technology for Knee Replacement

August 26th, 2021|

THINK Surgical, Inc., an innovator in the field of orthopedic active robot surgery, is pleased to announce that INOV8 Surgical is the first healthcare facility to utilize the second-generation TSolution One® Total Knee Application for total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Stefan Kreuzer, M.D., orthopedic surgeon, and the founder of INOV8 Orthopedics, performed the first procedure with the new system on August 24th at INOV8 Surgical Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) in Houston, Texas. THINK's TSolution One system is the only robot system for TKA that supports an open implant library, giving surgeons the largest choice of implant options from different manufactures facilitating broad patient customization. INOV8 Surgical is the first healthcare facility to utilize the second-generation TSolution One® by THINK Surgical. Stefan Kreuzer, M.D. performed the [...]

1006, 2021

Former Professional Baseball Player Pain-Free after Knee Surgery with Active Robot Technology Available at INOV8 Surgical

June 10th, 2021|

THINK Surgical, Inc., an innovator in the field of orthopedic active robot surgery, is pleased to announce that Stefan Kreuzer, M.D.*, of INOV8 Surgical, a leading ambulatory surgical center (ASC) in Houston specializing in outpatient total joint procedures, is approaching a key milestone with THINK's active robot technology. Dr. Kreuzer has performed nearly 90 procedures** with the TSolution One® Total Knee Application, the only commercially available active robot system for total knee replacement that supports an open implant library. Stefan Kreuzer, M.D., of INOV8 Orthopedics (left) is pictured with his patient, Art Howe, a former Major League Baseball player. After suffering from excruciating knee pain, Art had a knee replacement with the TSolution One Total Knee Application. Dr. Kreuzer has performed nearly 90 procedures [...]

1705, 2021

One Patient’s Journey to Knee Replacement: New Jersey Woman Returns to Active, Pain-Free living after Knee Surgery with Active Robot Technology by THINK Surgical Available at Hackensack University Medical Center

May 17th, 2021|

THINK Surgical, Inc., an innovator in the field of orthopedic active robot surgery, commemorates National Arthritis Awareness Month, which is recognized throughout the month of May.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), arthritis is one of the most widespread health conditions in the United States, affecting about one in four adults or more than 54 million men and women. People like Eugenia Dziopa, who has always been an avid walker, enjoying daily strolls around her neighborhood in northern New Jersey.  Two years ago, she began experiencing pain in her left knee from degenerative arthritis.   Yair D. Kissin, M.D., vice chair of Orthopedic Surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, NJ (right) consults with his patient, Eugenia [...]

1005, 2021

THINK Surgical and Ortho Development Announce FDA Clearance for Use of Balanced Knee System and BKS TriMax Implants with TSolution One Total Knee Application Active Robot System

May 10th, 2021|

THINK Surgical, Inc., an innovator in the field of orthopedic active robot surgery, and Ortho Development Corporation, an orthopedic device design and manufacturing company, have announced FDA clearance to use Ortho Development's Balanced Knee® System (BKS), and BKS TriMax® implants, with THINK Surgical's TSolution One® Total Knee Application. The TSolution One Total Knee Application is the only commercially available active robot system for total knee replacement that supports an open implant library, giving surgeons a choice of implant options. THINK Surgical and Ortho Development Corporation announce FDA clearance to use Ortho Development’s Balanced Knee System (BKS), and BKS TriMax implants, with THINK's TSolution One Total Knee Application.   "We are delighted to expand the open implant library of the TSolution One Total [...]

1612, 2020

Orthopedic Surgeons Eagerly Anticipate Arrival of Second-Generation Active Robot by THINK Surgical® for Total Knee Replacement

December 16th, 2020|

THINK Surgical, Inc., an innovator in the field of orthopedic active robot surgery, is preparing for full commercial launch of THINK's second-generation TSolution One® Total Knee Application.  THINK's new system will be available to hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers in the United States in early 2021 following recent clearance by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  THINK Surgical is also preparing to upgrade systems currently in use throughout the United States. THINK's TSolution One® Total Knee Application performs fully automated preparation of the bone and joint surface and supports an open platform enabling a choice of implants by surgeons. "The new system has even more flexibility in preoperative planning and improved intraoperative efficiency in the set-up time," said Stefan Kreuzer, M.D., founder of INOV8 Orthopedics in Houston, Texas, [...]

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