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GEST Scientific Meeting: Hansen Medical to Highlight Magellan Robotic System

Hansen Medical®, Inc., the global leader in intravascular robotics, today announced it will exhibit its Magellan™ Robotic System at the Global Embolization Symposium and Technologies (GEST) Scientific Meeting June 24 - June 27 at the FIBES II - New Conference Centre in Seville, Spain.

The Company will showcase the Magellan 6Fr Robotic Catheter being used by Interventional Radiologists in embolization procedures, and will conduct Magellan Robotic System demonstrations at exhibit booth #5.

During this year's GEST meeting, the Magellan Robotic System will be featured in a scientific session entitled "Cutting Edge Technology" and in a company sponsored symposium.

The following session during GEST will include discussion about intravascular robotics:

June 26, Parallel session: Cutting edge technology, 2:15-3:45pm, Main Auditorium

  • Robotic-assisted embolisation - Marc Sapoval, MD, PhD (Hopital Europeen Geoges-Pompidou)

Hansen Medical is also sponsoring an educational symposium on Wednesday, June 24 from 6:00 - 6:30 pm called "Clinical Update on Robotic Embolisation." Two speakers, Marc Sapoval, MD, PhD (Paris, France) and Mohamad Hamady, MD (London, UK), will discuss the role of robotic technology in providing enhanced precision, control and radiation protection in endovascular procedures. This session will take place in the FIBES II - New Conference Centre, Bruselas Lecture Room.

"The GEST meeting attracts medical experts from all over the world to discuss and debate the latest advances in embolization therapies," said Cary Vance, Hansen Medical's President and Chief Executive Officer. "We are excited that Magellan will be discussed as a cutting edge technology. Embolization procedures offer a minimally invasive approach in areas including Women's Health, Men's Health, and Cancer treatment. Magellan enables patients to benefit from robotic precision and control in these procedures, while helping to protect physicians from the harmful effects of exposure to ionizing radiation."

About the Magellan™ Robotic System

Hansen Medical's Magellan Robotic System is intended to be used to facilitate navigation in the peripheral vasculature and subsequently provide a conduit for manual placement of therapeutic devices. The Magellan Robotic System is designed to deliver predictability, control and catheter stability to endovascular procedures. Since its commercial introduction in the U.S. and Europe, the Magellan Robotic System has demonstrated its clinical versatility in many cases in a broad variety of peripheral vascular procedures globally. The Magellan Robotic System offers several important features including:

  • Provides predictability, control and catheter stability as a physician navigates a patient's peripheral vasculature and then provides a conduit for manual treatment of vascular disease with standard therapeutic devices.
  • Is designed to enable more predictable procedure times and increased case throughput potentially allowing hospitals to improve utilization within their vascular business line.
  • Employs an open architecture designed to allow for the subsequent use of many therapeutic devices on the market today.
  • Is designed to potentially reduce physician radiation exposure and fatigue by allowing the physician to navigate procedures while seated comfortably at a remote workstation away from the radiation field and without wearing heavy lead as required in conventional endovascular procedures.
  • The Magellan 9Fr and 10Fr Robotic Catheters allow for independent, robotic control of two telescoping catheters (an outer Guide and an inner Leader catheter), as well as robotic manipulation of standard guide wires.
  • The Magellan 6Fr Robotic Catheter allows for independent robotic control of two separate bend sites on a single catheter, as well as robotic manipulation of standard guide wires. This smaller catheter design may be preferred by certain physicians who prefer a smaller diameter vessel access site, or in procedures in smaller vessels.



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