Hansen Medical has announced that it will be displaying the Magellan Robotic System at the European Endovascular Therapy Congress which will be held in Italy from 1 to 3 December.
Hansen will be giving a live demonstration of the robotic system during the event. Along with the Magellan System, Hansen will be showcasing the NorthStar Robotic Catheter, which will be used along with the robotic system for therapeutic intervention and improved navigation while conducting peripheral vasculature. Both the Magellan System and the NorthStar Robotic catheter are CE marked and are available in Europe for sale.
The CEO of Hansen explained that with the help of the distal tip control of the catheter and a sheath for robotic manipulation using a guidewire, physicians are able to perform surgeries sitting at a remote work location with enhanced flexibility and firm control. The combination of the Magellan Robotic System and the NorthStar Robotic Catheter provides easy navigation through anatomical targets present in the peripheral vessels and make a pathway for placing therapeutic devices.
The Magellan Robotic System is built on the flexible robotic technology using the Sensei-X Robotic Catheter System. The Sensei-X has been used on nearly 7,000 patients suffering from cardiac arrhythmia. To use the Sensei system for peripheral vasculature some modifications have been made to its design. The Magellan System has been designed such that it can extend itself long enough to reach distant and narrowly placed peripheral anatomy parts. The catheter is available in multiple lengths and is compatible with most of the 6F catheters that are being used currently. The Magellan system is awaiting FDA approval, after which it can be sold in the US as well.