Sarasota team completes “world first” procedure with ACE Xtend robotic system


XACT Robotics today announced what it describes as the world’s first remote-controlled robotic instrument insertion and non-linear steering during an interventional oncology percutaneous procedure with ACE Xtend.

ACE Xtend is the remote-control feature of the XACT ACE robotic system, which the company claims is the “world’s first and only” comprehensive robotic system that integrates image-guided planning and real-time monitoring with precise robotic insertion and non-linear steering to deliver various instruments to a desired target in the body. The procedure using the XACT ACE robotic system with ACE Xtend was successfully completed by the interventional radiology team at Sarasota Interventional Radiology in Sarasota, USA.

“We are very excited about the addition of remote capabilities with ACE Xtend, that can improve workflows, allow us to perform more procedures, and better support our patients and staff,” said Gerald Grubbs (Sarasota Interventional Radiology, Sarasota, USA). “The ability for our interventional radiology team to perform procedures without having to enter the procedure room also increases overall safety by reducing the risk of exposure to radiation and other harmful pathogens.” 

In a press release, XACT Robotics said that the XACT ACE system’s features have been proven in over 200 clinical and pre-clinical cases to improve tip-to-target accuracy, efficiency, and consistency in interventional percutaneous procedures. With the addition of ACE Xtend, users can now reduce their exposure to harmful radiation and pathogens by controlling the XACT ACE robotic system from the control room, the company said.

“We are proud to announce this historic event as it shows our commitment to advancing care in interventional percutaneous procedures, and to deliver better outcomes to patients across the world,” said Harel Gadot (founder, executive chairman, and president of XACT Robotics). “With the ability to control the XACT ACE robotic system from outside the imaging suite, we make the procedure more efficient and as such allow more patients to be treated.”


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