Mountain View, CA – July 9, 2012 – Restoration Robotics, Inc., a
privately-held medical device company, today announced its revolutionary
ARTAS System received CE Mark Certificate (Conformité Européenne) to market
in the European Union. The ARTAS System is the first physician controlled,
computer assisted technology that allows harvesting individual follicular
units directly from the scalp. This minimally invasive solution utilizes
sophisticated digital mapping and precision robotics to deliver permanent
and natural looking results.
"Receiving the CE Mark for Europe is a major milestone that indicates our
FDA-cleared solution also meets the quality and safety standards required
by the international healthcare marketplace," said Jim McCollum, President
and Chief Executive Officer, Restoration Robotics, Inc. "We have seen
strong interest in bringing the ARTAS System to Europe, and we can now move
forward with our expansion plans."
Hair Loss By The Numbers
Hair loss affects approximately 50% of all men and over 25% of all women
worldwide. Over 35 million men are affected by male pattern baldness
(androgenetic alopecia) in the United States alone.1 Approximately
two-thirds of American men will experience appreciable hair loss by age 35;
by age 50, 85% will see significant loss in hair thickness.2 Genetic hair
loss, which typically begins between late adolescence and before or during
middle age, is largely untreatable outside of surgery.
About Restoration Robotics
Restoration Robotics, Inc., a privately held medical device company, is
dedicated to revolutionizing the field of hair transplantation by
developing and commercializing its state-of-the-art image-guided ARTAS
System. This interactive, computer assisted system uses image guided
technology to enhance the quality of hair follicle harvesting for the
benefit of physicians and their patients. To learn more about the ARTAS
System and its unique technology, visit www.artashair.com.