Hansen Medical, Inc., a global leader in intravascular robotics, today announced that the Heart and Vascular Center Bad Bevensen has performed the first successful cases with the Magellan™ Robotic System in Germany. These cases were performed by Dr. Thomas Nolte, Director Vascular Center, and Chief of Vascular Surgery and the Wound Center at the hospital.
"We are excited to announce the successful completion of the first peripheral vascular procedures in Germany with the Magellan System by Dr. Nolte at the Heart and Vascular Center Bad Bevensen," said Bruce Barclay, president and CEO of Hansen Medical. "We continue to be very encouraged by the breadth of clinical anatomy in which the Magellan System is currently being used to treat patients with peripheral vascular disease, and are pleased to have another site realizing the real-world benefits of the Magellan System."
"We recently began using the Magellan System at the Heart and Vascular Center Bad Bevensen and have experienced excellent results thus far," commented Dr. Nolte. "Robotic supported navigation could revolutionize the practice of interventional vascular medicine. The Magellan System has the potential to deliver successful patient outcomes in even complex procedures, while allowing for fast and predictable cases and reducing the radiation burden for the surgeon."
"Our hospital has a history of evaluating new technology," said Professor Gerhard Wimmer-Greinecker, MD, Medical Director of the hospital. "We will continue to expand the use of the Magellan System throughout the peripheral vasculature and are excited that we can now offer patients throughout Germany these new minimally-invasive and interventional procedures."
About the Magellan™ Robotic System
Hansen Medical's Magellan Robotic System is based upon the flexible robotic technology incorporated in the Sensei-X® Robotic Catheter System currently sold in the U.S. and Europe, which has been used in over 10,000 patients, but includes a number of key enhancements. In particular, the Magellan Robotic System:
- Provides solid catheter stability for placement of therapeutic devices.
- Is designed to enable predictable procedure times and increased case throughput.
- Allows for independent, individual robotic control of the distal tips of both the outer sheath and the inner leader catheter, as well as robotic manipulation of standard guidewires.
- Is designed to allow for sufficient extension inside the body to access hard to reach peripheral anatomy.
- Preserves the open architecture featured in the Sensei System to allow for the subsequent use of many 6F therapeutic devices on the market today.
- Is designed to potentially reduce physician radiation exposure and fatigue by employing a remote physician workstation.