Press Releases and News

Minneapolis, MN. (September 18, 2014) – Blue Belt Technologies, a medical technology company specializing in robotic solutions for orthopedic surgery, announced a world-wide commercial agreement with DePuy Synthes, the world’s largest provider of orthopaedic and neurologic solutions, to support their SIGMA® HP Partial Knee System on Blue Belt’s Navio® Surgical System. The agreement with DePuy […]

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Minneapolis, MN. (July 10, 2014) – Blue Belt Technologies, a robotics-assisted surgical technology company, today announced a world-wide commercial agreement with Smith & Nephew, a global medical technology business, to support their JOURNEY™ UNI knee system on Blue Belt’s Navio® Surgical System. The Navio system has an open-implant architecture that allows users to select a […]

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Blue Belt Technologies announces a clinical milestone for the Navio™ Orthopedic Surgical System with the 100th robotic-control assisted partial knee replacement surgery performed on November 13, 2013. Dr. Jess H. Lonner performed the 100th Navio™ case, which occurred at the Thomas Jefferson Riverview Surgical Center in Philadelphia, PA. Over the past twelve months, Blue Belt […]

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Blue Belt Technologies announces first sale of the Navio system to a Surgery Center and first worldwide STRIDE case Minneapolis, MN. (October 15, 2013) – Blue Belt Technologies announces the first sale of a Navio orthopedic surgical system to an Ambulatory Surgery Center. The Thomas Jefferson Riverview Surgical Center, at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia, […]

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PITTSBURGH—Blue Belt Technologies Inc., a medical technology company developing the next generation of “smart” surgical instruments with precision robotics, has become the first spinoff from Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for Technology Transfer and Enterprise Creation (CTTEC) to receive FDA clearances. “The Center for Technology Transfer and Enterprise Creation has been essential to our success, said […]

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Blue Belt Technologies Announces US FDA Clearance to Market its STRIDE Unicondylar Knee System Pittsburgh, PA and Minneapolis, MN, June 4, 2013 – Blue Belt Technologies, Inc., an innovative medical technology company commercializing robotic-assisted solutions for orthopedic surgery, today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to […]

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Blue Belt Technologies Announces Co-Marketing Agreement with DJO Orthopedics Pittsburgh, Pa., May 17, 2013 – Blue Belt Technologies, Inc., an innovative medical technology company commercializing robotic solutions for orthopedic surgery, announces an implant partnership with DJO Surgical, a DJO Global Company. Blue Belt’s NavioPFS orthopedic surgical system provides smart planning and robotic-controlled bone preparation tools […]

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Tri-City Medical Center announced that it has purchased Blue Belt Technologies’ NavioPFS System in order to provide partial knee replacements resulting in less invasive, faster procedures with quicker recovery times for patients who suffer from debilitating arthritis pain. The NavioPFS System is intended for unicondylar knee replacements and utilizes an advanced CT-free intra-operative registration, planning […]

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Blue Belt Technologies Announces Formation of Hip Advisory Board Pittsburgh, Pa., April 29, 2013 – Blue Belt Technologies, Inc., an innovative medical technology company commercializing robotic solutions for orthopedic surgery and other applications where precision bone preparation is required, today announced the creation of a Scientific Advisory Board focused on femoroacetabular impingement (“FAI”) led by […]

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First NavioPFS Unicondylar Knee Replacement Surgery Performed in the US Blue Belt Technologies announces the first NavioPFS™ Unicondylar Knee Replacement surgery performed in the US PITTSBURGH, PA. (February 14, 2013) – Blue Belt Technologies, Inc., the innovative medical technology company that markets its NavioPFS™ orthopedic surgical system with precision robotics for unicondylar knee replacement, today […]

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Blue Belt Technologies Announces First US NavioPFS Sale PITTSBURGH, PA. (January 31, 2013) – Blue Belt Technologies, Inc., an innovative medical technology company that markets its NavioPFS™ precision orthopedic surgical system for unicondylar knee replacement, today announced the first sale of the NavioPFS system in the United States. Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, CA […]

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US Commercial Leadership Team Press Release Blue Belt Technologies Announces Hiring of U.S. Commercial Leadership Team PITTSBURGH, PA. (February 5, 2013) – Blue Belt Technologies, Inc., the innovative medical technology company that markets its NavioPFS™ orthopedic surgical system with precision robotics for unicondylar knee replacement, today announced the hiring of its U.S. Commercial Leadership Team. […]

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Blue Belt Technologies announces first United Kingdom-Based NavioPFS Unicondylar Knee Replacement (1) PITTSBURGH, PA. (November 7, 2012) – Blue Belt Technologies, Inc. announces the first NavioPFS™ unicondylar knee replacement (UKR) procedure performed in the United Kingdom, completed on October 26, 2012 by Mr. Alberto Gregori at Hairmyres Hospital in Scotland. The NavioPFS surgical system represents […]

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World’s First Surgery Performed with NavioPFS Robotic Surgical System PITTSBURGH, PA. (July 13, 2012) – Blue Belt Technologies, Inc. announces the world’s first clinical use of the NavioPFS™ system, a Unicompartmental Knee Replacement (UKR) completed on July 10, 2012 by Professor Johan Bellemans at the University Hospital at Pellenberg, Belgium. The NavioPFS surgical system represents […]

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