updated 11/8/2010 4:16:27 PM ET 2010-11-08T21:16:27

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 8, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MAKO Surgical Corp. (Nasdaq:MAKO), a medical device company that markets both its RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic surgical platform and proprietary RESTORIS® implants for minimally invasive orthopedic procedures known as knee MAKOplasty®, today announced that it has closed the public offering of 6,325,000 shares of its common stock, which includes 825,000 shares issued and sold as a result of the underwriter's exercise of its option to purchase additional shares to cover over-allotments. Piper Jaffray & Co. acted as the sole underwriter for the offering.

MAKO plans to use the net proceeds of approximately $59.2 million, after deducting estimated expenses of the offering, to support commercialization, sales, marketing and general administrative activities, for research and product development activities and to fund working capital and other general corporate purposes. 

The offering was made only by means of a prospectus and related prospectus supplement, copies of which may be obtained by contacting Piper Jaffray & Co. at 800 Nicollet Mall, Suite 800, Minneapolis, MN 55402, or by telephone at (800) 747-3924. Electronic copies of the prospectus and the prospectus supplement are available on the Securities and Exchange Commission's website at www.sec.gov.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities law of such jurisdiction. 

About MAKO Surgical Corp.

MAKO Surgical Corp. is a medical device company that markets both its RIO® Robotic-Arm Interactive Orthopedic system and its proprietary RESTORIS® knee implants for a minimally invasive orthopedic procedure called knee MAKOplasty®. The MAKO RIO is a surgeon-interactive tactile surgical platform that incorporates a robotic arm and patient-specific visualization technology and prepares the knee joint for the insertion and alignment of MAKO's resurfacing RESTORIS implants through a minimal incision. The FDA-cleared and CE Marked RIO system allows surgeons to provide precise, consistently reproducible tissue-sparing, bone resurfacing for a large, yet underserved patient population suffering from early to mid-stage osteoarthritic knee disease. MAKO has an intellectual property portfolio of more than 250 owned or licensed patents and patent applications relating to the areas of robotics, haptics, computer assisted surgery and implants.

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