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Blue Belt Technologies announces orthopedic robotics partnership with SurgCenter Development

Blue Belt Technologies, a medical device company specializing in advanced technology solutions for orthopedic surgery, announces a partnership with SurgCenter Development, a leader in the launch and growth of physician owned Ambulatory Surgery Centers across the US.

The partnership will enable SurgCenter Development locations to build streamlined Orthopedic Robotics Programs with Blue Belt Technologies’ Navio Surgical System.

The Navio system is an advanced robotics-assisted technology for partial knee replacement procedures.

Unlike other robotic technologies, the Navio system does not require a pre-operative CT scan. Using Navio, surgeons build patient-specific surgical plans and implant prosthesis with a high degree of accuracy. Its open implant software supports many of the leading implant manufacturers’ knee systems.

Dr. Greg D’Angelo of Bluegrass Orthopaedic and Hand Care, Lexington, KY, and Dr. Sridhar Durbhakula of Piccard Surgery Center, Rockville, MD, will be the first physician partners of SurgCenter Development to take advantage of the program.

"Navio delivers patient-specific and robotic advantages at an economic price point that takes into consideration the current healthcare environment," said Dr. D’Angelo. "The technologies’ intraoperative planning software allows me to virtually measure soft tissue in real time for a well-balanced knee. It accomplishes all this without requiring patients to get a pre-operative CT scan."

"This partnership is an excellent opportunity to provide SurgCenter Development’s partner sites with leading technology in robotics-assisted partial knee replacements," said Craig Markovitz, COO of Blue Belt Technologies. "We look forward to success at our initial two SCD facilities and expanding this relationship throughout their organization."

Blue Belt Technologies, Inc. is developing the next generation of "smart" surgical instruments for initial use in orthopedic procedures.
The Company’s Navio Surgical System incorporates patented technology to provide precise control to surgeons via an intelligent, handheld, computer-assisted, bone-cutting tool.

The Navio system provides robotic assistance to the surgeon while performing bone-shaping tasks through minimally invasive incisions. The Company’s STRIDE Unicondylar Knee system provides implant features optimized for use with Navio.