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Axilum Robotics and Rogue Resolutions Announce the Installation of a New Robotic System for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Granada, Spain
Axilum Robotics, specializing in the development of medical robots and Rogue Resolutions, a provider of integrated neuroscience solutions, today announced the installation of a robotized system for image-guided Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) in the Brain, Mind and Behavior Research Center at University of Granada (CIMCYC-UGR), Spain.
The Brain, Mind and Behavior Research Center at University of Granada (CIMCYCUGR) is a centre for psychological excellence research. It is composed by a pleiade of research teams devoted to the study of all aspects of Psychology, encompassing Clinical and Health Psychology, Human Development, Applied Psychology, Higher Cognitive functions and social interactions. The centre is Home to the Functional Magnetic Resonance Unit of the University of Granada, the leading neuroimaging tool of Southern Spain. It is hosting and training over 250 researchers, and is holding collaborations with more than 50 researchers throughout the world.
TMS applications are numerous, ranging from neuroscience research to the treatment of neurological or psychiatric diseases resistant to drug treatments, which are the subject of increasing clinical investigations. Axilum Robotics TMS-Robot is the first and only robot developed specifically for TMS. The hemispherical architecture of its arm is patented. It is intended to safely automate and improve the accuracy and repeatability of this non-invasive and painless brain stimulation technique, which is usually implemented manually. Brainsight TMS navigation system is for MRI and non-MRI based targeting and navigation, ensuring the TMS coils are positioned over specific targets in the brain. For more than 15 years, Brainsight has been the neuronavigator of choice for image-guided TMS, with an installed base of over 400 laboratories globally.
″Our team is proud about the choice of our technology by this centre of excellence in psychological research″ explains Michel Berg, CEO of Axilum Robotics. “We are convinced that this robotized system is an asset for the high quality of execution sought by the team.″
“We were pleased to work with Axilum and CIMCYC-UGR, bringing our broad technical expertise to provide a fully integrated neuroscience system enabling significant new research to be carried out”, said Andrew Thomas, MD of Rogue Resolutions.
Axilum Robotics is a spin-off from the ICubeMedical Robotics team and has been founded in 2011. Based on an ICube proof of concept, the company has developed and commercializes the first robot specifically designed for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). In a fast-growing market, Axilum Robotics’ ambition is to become the global leader in robotic solutions for TMS. Axilum Robotics is ISO 13485 certified for its Quality Management System since 2013, has received CE mark and Health Canada licence for TMS-Robot in 2013 and benefits from an exclusive patent license agreement (US 8,303,478; Ca 2,655,433). Nine centres have already been equipped with Axilum Robotics’ TMS-Robot.