World Premiere Of Innovative Medical Devices For Neurosurgery

Renishaw, a world leader in engineering technologies, is introducing an exciting range of high precision systems for functional and stereotactic neurosurgery at the 15th Quadrennial Meeting of the World Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (WSSFN) taking place in Toronto, Canada, from May 24th to 27th 2009. These include the neuromate® surgical robot, and image-guided stereotactic technologies, some of which are still in development.

To mark the formal introduction of Renishaw’s neurosurgical portfolio at WSSFN, the company will also be hosting a special satellite event at the Toronto Cricket Club on Sunday May 24th. Two leading neurosurgeons will give lectures about their experiences with surgical robotics and other new stereotactic technologies, and their vision for their future use.

Dr Olivier Delalande, Paediatric Neurosurgeon at the Fondation Rothschild Hospital in Paris, France, will discuss his pioneering use of the neuromate stereotactic robot to perform paediatric procedures including Stereo Electro-Encephalography (SEEG) for epilepsy, and neuroendoscopic disconnection for hypothalamic hamartoma.

From Frenchay Hospital in Bristol, England, Professor Steven Gill, who is well known for his pioneering work in placing Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) leads, will also discuss the clinical applications of new technologies in the targeted delivery of therapeutics and their drive towards the requirement for advanced stereotactic systems.

Speaking about his company’s first appearance at WSSFN, Sir David McMurtry, Renishaw’s Chairman and Chief Executive, said, “Our commitment to the neurosurgical market is built around listening to the needs of our clinical customers and then delivering advanced precision systems to meet their requirements. We are passionate about our products and ever mindful of the impact that they can have on patients’ lives.”

Guests at the Toronto Cricket Club event will also have the opportunity to see Renishaw’s new products and watch a cricket match whilst enjoying a buffet luncheon. WSSFN delegates who would like to attend can register at or email

Source: Renishaw plc

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