XACT Robotics® receives FDA clearance for the ACE Xtend™ remote control unit

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The first-of-its-kind capability allows users to automatically enter and route tools using XACT ACE® Automated system directly from the control room

Hingham, Mass. – (Business Wire) –
XACT bots®, developer of the world’s first and only robotic system for interventional procedures, today announced that the ACE Xtend™ remote control unit has received FDA clearance, allowing users to remotely enter and direct the XACT ACE® robotic system from the control room. The first-of-its-kind feature of CT-guided dermatological procedures is designed to improve physician workflow while reducing radiation exposure for physician and other users and reducing physical stress.

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“The XACT ACE robotic system has already allowed users to perform percutaneous procedures, such as ablation, drainage, and biopsies, more accurately, consistently and effectively,” said Shay Meltzer, CEO of XACT Robotics. “Adding ACE Xtend has the potential to increase the efficiency of the care team through a streamlined workflow that helps reduce the time clinicians and other users are exposed to harmful radiation during standard procedures.”

“Interventional radiography is among the medical specialties that will face a shortage of physicians in the coming years, and technologies that can improve their efficiency are critical,” said Jeffrey Solomon, MD, vice president of medical affairs at XACT. “By providing different users with tools that can standardize the procedure and shorten procedure times, we can increase the number of patients they see and help reduce the gap between the number of patients and the number of physicians.”

The comprehensive robotic XACT ACE system is the first and only technology to combine image-based planning and control with patented S-Drive™ technology, which enables the system to quickly adapt from a linear to a non-linear trajectory through its automated instrument entry and guidance during procedures Percutaneous intervention. It precisely delivers tools to set goals with unparalleled precision, unparalleled consistency, and unlimited efficiency.

The XACT ACE robotic system has been shown to achieve an unmatched 1.7mm tip of targeting average accuracy at first insertion based on data obtained from the company’s clinical studies of biopsy procedures. By providing accurate, actionable results for medical diagnosis, the system aims to enhance early detection and improve patient outcomes.

About XACT Robotics®

Founded in 2013, XACT Robotics® advances the field of radiology using the latest technologies that support early diagnosis and treatment of patients. The company’s XACT ACE® Robotic System is the world’s first comprehensive robotic system that integrates image-guided planning and monitoring with patented S-Drive™ technology to deliver diverse tools to a desired target on the body with unparalleled precision, unparalleled consistency, and unlimited efficiency. XACT Robotics is a private company with offices in Hingham, MA, USA and Caesarea, Israel.

Use of ACE Xtend™ is limited to infrared control rooms that have a clear, full view window to the patient and a full patient-mounted robot, or a video camera in the radiology procedure room that provides the same view.

ACE Xtend™ can only be used after the first check point in the procedure has been reached.

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