Robin Medical, Inc.
Robin Medical, Inc., (Baltimore, MD) is a research and development company founded in 1997 by a group of physicians and engineers from the Johns Hopkins Hospital, aiming to translate various technologies investigated by the founders into clinical use. Since its inception Robin Medical has developed innovative solutions for different clinical needs. Starting around year 2000 the company has developed proprietary technology for device tracking and navigation under MRI. Robin Medical is well rooted and connected in the U.S. medical arena, through its own R&D team members, consultants and collaborators in leading clinical sites and medical centers – The Johns Hopkins Hospital and The University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland; the Brigham & Women’s Hospital, the Massachusetts General Hospital and Children’s Hospital Boston in Boston, Massachusetts. Similar working relations exist with leading clinical centers in Japan, China and Europe.
The resulting EndoScout system provides a “plug & track” system and accessories that are compatible with any MRI scanner and allow tracking and navigation of interventional devices during MRI scan. The EndoScout tracking system is fully developed and received FDA and CE clearance in 2004 for MRI-guided surgical interventions. The system has been installed for clinical and research applications in more than 20 scanners in leading medical centers in the USA, Europe, Japan and China. Hundreds of patients were treated under MRI guidance aided by the EndoScout system. During recent years the EndoScout system has been developed and tested for retrospective and prospective motion artifact elimination, funded by SBIR grants.
During the course of the development of the EndoScout system Robin Medical has been working with the leading manufacturers of MRI scanners, including GE Healthcare, Philips Healthcare, and Siemens Healthcare, to ensure compatibility of the EndoScout with a wide range of MRI scanners.