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Hansen Medical Ships Magellan Mobility Package for Robotic System to Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute

Hansen Medical, Inc., the global leader in intravascular robotics, today announced the shipment of the first Magellan Mobility Package for the Magellan Robotic System to the Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute in Miami, FL, part of Baptist Health South Florida.

MCVI is the first hospital in the U.S. to purchase Magellan Mobility, a package that consists of the Magellan Transport System in addition to the Magellan physician workstation and centralized control system. Multiple rooms at MCVI will now be capable of performing Magellan robotic procedures.

The Magellan Mobility Package will facilitate greater utilization throughout a hospital by enabling the Magellan robotic arm to be shared among different procedure rooms that are equipped to support the robotic system. These capabilities will allow the Magellan Robotic System to be a shared resource, giving multiple physician specialties access in several settings. MCVI, through partnership with Philips Corporation, will perform intravascular robotic procedures in their newest showcase labs which are some of the largest and most advanced endovascular suites in the country.

"Congratulations to MCVI on being the first hospital in the U.S. to adopt the Magellan Mobility concept," said Cary Vance, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hansen Medical. "By incorporating Magellan Mobility capabilities into their state-of-the-art labs, we expect greater utilization of the Magellan Robotic System and more patients benefitting from advanced intravascular robotic therapies."

The Magellan Robotic System is an advanced technology that drives Magellan Robotic Catheters and guide wires during minimally-invasive, endovascular procedures. Magellan is designed to offer procedural predictability, precision, and catheter stability as physicians navigate inside blood vessels and deliver therapy. Image-guided medical procedures using interventional fluoroscopy, while growing rapidly, are the leading source of occupational ionizing radiation exposure for medical personnel. Magellan's remote workstation allows physicians to control robotic catheters and guide wires while seated away from the radiation field, which has been shown to reduce radiation exposure for the physician by as much as 95% in complex endovascular procedures.

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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