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Titan Medical Inc. Announces the Commencement of Tissue Testing

Nov 11, 2013

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Nov. 11, 2013) – Titan Medical Inc. (“Titan” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:TMD)(OTCQX:TITXF) announced today that it recently started tissue testing that has been highly successful in assessing and measuring the functionality of the Single Port Orifice Robotic Technology SPORT™ Surgical System. The purpose of tissue testing is to undertake a sequence of tests with refinements and improvements after each test, leading ultimately to the finalized fully-functional SPORT™ Surgical System. Tissue testing constitutes the first major milestone on Titan’s pathway to commercialization.

In the last two weeks, the protocols in the first two tests were implemented and the goals were successfully attained. Two more tests are planned before the end of this year. During the next nine months, iterative testing and fine tuning of all the components of the SPORT™ Surgical System will take place.

The testing is being led by Dr. Dennis Fowler who is responsible for clinical affairs and Titan’s process for obtaining regulatory approval. Dr. Fowler is working closely with the Clinical and Regulatory department of Ximedica, Titan’s development partner of record, in solidifying Titan’s regulatory strategy for obtaining permission to market the SPORT™ Surgical System from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and for obtaining CE Mark from the European Union.

“The objective of tissue testing is to either confirm the performance of the SPORT™ Surgical System or identify areas of performance that require fine tuning. To date, the engineers and clinical consultants have been extremely pleased with the technology and the testing results. I am delighted with the progress that we are making,” commented Dr. Dennis Fowler, Titan’s Director of Clinical Affairs.

“We are continuing to meet out milestones and remain on track for commercialization in 2015,” said John Hargrove, Chief Executive Officer of Titan Medical Inc.

About Ximedica

Ximedica is a full service ISO 13485 certified and FDA registered product development firm with an exclusive focus on medical products. With more than 25 years of experience developing medical products, combination products and healthcare products, Ximedica’s client base spans the globe and ranges from start-ups to the world’s largest medical device manufactures. Ximedica’s mission is to create products that meet international regulatory requirements and strategic business goals. For more information, visit the Company’s website at

About Titan Medical Inc.

Titan Medical Inc. is a Canadian public company (TSX VENTURE:TMD)(OTCQX:TITXF) focused on the design and development of a robotic surgical system for application in minimally invasive surgery (“MIS”). The Company’s robotic surgical system, currently under development, comprises a surgeon-controlled robotic platform that includes a 3D vision system and interactive instruments for performing MIS procedures, and a surgeon workstation that provides the surgeon with an interface to the robotic platform for controlling the interactive instruments and providing a 3D endoscopic view of inside a patient’s body during MIS procedures. The robotic surgical system is being designed to expand robotic surgery into areas of surgical specialties and simple and complex procedures that are currently under-serviced, and to allow surgeons to perform procedures within small to medium size surgical spaces such as general surgery and cholecystectomy. For more information, visit the Company’s website at

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