Hansen Medicals will be introducing the Magellan Vascular Robotic System, for the first time in the US, at the Vascular Annual Meeting of the Society for Vascular Surgery from June 15 to 18, 2011. Apart from the Magellan Robotic System, Hansen would be displaying the NorthStar Robotic Catheter.
The catheter is designed to improve the navigation and curative involvement during therapy through a range of lesions and anatomies; it would work along with the Magellan system with a negligible learning curve.
There would be a presentation by Jean Bismuth from the DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center. His presentation is titled, “The Role of Flexible Robotics in Overcoming Navigation Challenges in the IIiofemoral Arteries; A First-in-Man Study”. The President of Hansen Medical was confident about the performance of the flexible robotic Magellan system and the NorthStar catheter. He claimed that the system would bring down the time for surgery significantly and reduce the exposure to radiation. The performance of the Magellan Robotic System and the NorthStar will be shown to all the physicians attending the Vascular Meet. The robotic system is an enhanced version of the flexible robotic technology that was used in the Sensei-X Robotic Catheter System, which has been used in the treatment of around 5,000 patients suffering from cardiac arrhythmia.
Some of the key features that the Magellan System has to offer are complete robotic control of the distal tips and manipulation of the standard guidewires; ample extension for better access of the peripheral anatomy parts; the catheter is available in multiple lengths and is compatible with most 6F catheters used in current procedures. Hansen has completed 20 endovascular procedures last October, using the earlier version of the Magellan System as part of the First-in-Man study in Europe. The Magellan and NorthStar systems are awaiting the CE marking and would be made available for sale after getting the CE mark.