Biobot’s Robotic Prostate Biopsy and Cancer Ablation System Gets FDA Clearance
Singapore-based Biobot Surgical has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its iSR’obot Mona Lisa 2.0 robotic-assisted, needle-guidance system for use by urologists during prostate procedures.
The transperineal system features a detachable needle guide that holds a biopsy needle or multiple ablation needles, as well as visualization and planning of the needle locations for a prostate cancer ablation procedure. It can also readjust a target location if the needle deflects.
Transperineal procedures have lower infection rates and better coverage of the anterior prostate zone compared to transrectal procedures, the company said.