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Deerfield Imaging receives FDA clearance for SYMBIS Surgical System

Image-guided neurosurgical robot provides biopsy instrument guidance 

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, November 3, 2015 – Deerfield Imaging ("Deerfield" or the “Company”) today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the SYMBIS® Surgical System indicated for stereotactic brain biopsy – enhancing the Company’s intellectual property portfolio.

“Developing a new image-guided neurosurgical robot is a big undertaking with many challenges,” said Deerfield Imaging President and CEO Jay D. Miller. “This is a major milestone and the result of commitment from our team to produce core technology upon which we believe future neurosurgical applications beyond biopsy can be built.”

Stereotactic brain biopsy is the first step in many minimally invasive neurosurgical procedures involving computer navigation and imaging to target and guide the removal of tissue for examination.

IMRIS submitted the 510(k) application to the FDA late in 2014. Deerfield Imaging now owns and markets all the IMRIS research and development and commercial products solutions.

About Deerfield Imaging

As the intraoperative imaging expert, IMRIS solutions from Deerfield Imaging measurably improve patient outcomes through collaborative planning, product integration and clinical workflow to give surgeons access to diagnostic quality scans in operating room suites. The VISIUS Surgical Theatre, which uniquely transports MR and CT scanners to the patient using ceiling-mounted rails and incorporates other IMRIS imaging technology, is sold globally to hospitals that deliver clinical services to patients in neurosurgical, spinal, interventional and orthopedic markets. Learn more by visiting

Deerfield Imaging is a wholly-owned business of Deerfield Management Company, L.P., a healthcare investment firm focused on advancing healthcare through investment, information and philanthropy. For more information, visit

For further information, please contact:

Jay D. Miller
President & CEO
Deerfield Imaging, Inc.
Tel: 763-203-6303

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