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SAN JOSE, Calif., April 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Restoration Robotics, Inc. today announced that its revolutionary ARTAS® System has been honored with the Gold medal at the 26th Edison Awards, the international awards ceremony honoring innovators and innovation, in the science/medical category.

The Edison Awards, which were presented yesterday at the 2013 Edison Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner, are among the most prestigious accolades presented to innovative new products, services, and designs. The awards celebrate human creativity and excellence in achievement, and recognize leading innovations in the spirit of ingenuity embodied by Thomas Alva Edison.

The ARTAS Robotic System is the first and only FDA-cleared, physician-controlled, computer-assisted technology for hair transplantation. This minimally invasive solution offers patients permanent results with no linear scar. The system's robotic precision offers hair restoration physicians and patients unprecedented levels of safety, efficacy, and patient comfort.

"We are honored and pleased that our technology has garnered such prestigious recognition at the Edison Awards," said Jim McCollum, CEO & President of Restoration Robotics. "This award reaffirms the ARTAS System as a significant and cutting-edge innovation at the forefront of hair restoration technology."

The Edison Awards are selected from among innovators and industry leaders in 15 categories through an intensive vetting process. Finalists are chosen by members of the Edison Award Steering Committee, a panel comprised of over 3,000 senior business executives and academics from across the nation. These panelists evaluate nominations according to the awards criteria of concept, value, delivery, and impact.

About the Edison Awards™

The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. The Awards have been recognizing and honoring the best in innovations and innovators since 1987. They honor game-changing innovations that are at the forefront of new product and service development, marketing and human-centered design, and are one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of successful innovation. For more information about the Edison Awards complete program and a list of past winners, visit

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 and precision robotics 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 or

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