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Annual SIR Scientific Meeting: Hansen Medical to Exhibit Magellan Robotic System

Hansen Medical®, Inc., the global leader in intravascular robotics, today announced it will exhibit its Magellan™ Robotic System at the Annual Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) Scientific Meeting April 2-7 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

The Company will showcase the newly approved Magellan Robotic Catheter eKit that has been used by Interventional Radiologists in a variety of procedures, including Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE), Bilateral Renal Embolization, and Radioembolization. The Magellan Robotic System and the family of Magellan Robotic Catheters will be demonstrated at exhibit booth # 1038.

This is the 41st annual meeting for the Society, and it is one of the world's largest Interventional Radiology events worldwide. During this year's meeting, the Magellan Robotic Catheter eKit will be featured in the meeting's "New Product Showcase." Hansen Medical also anticipates that intravascular robotics will be discussed during the following sessions at SIR:

  • April 3, 1:00pm - Evolving Technology: 3-D Printing + IVUS + Robotics in IR -- Barry Katzen, MD (Miami, FL) and Marc Sapoval, MD, PhD (Paris, France)
  • April 4, 3:00pm - Fusion/Navigation Systems Hands-on Workshop -- Sandeep Bagla, MD (Mclean, VA)
  • April 5, 8:40am -Treatment of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in patients with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH): Prostate Artery Embolization: State of the Art -- Sandeep Bagla, MD (Mclean, VA)
  • April 5, 1:50pm - Advanced and Robotic Assisted Techniques for Mesenteric Intervention Including Dissections and Aneurysms -- Barry Katzen, MD (Miami, FL)
  • April 6, 3:00pm - Robotic versus Manual Prostatic Artery Embolization: Comparative Analysis -- Sandeep Bagla, MD (Mclean, VA)
  • April 6, 4:45pm - Future of Robotics and Computer Aided DX -- Barry Katzen, MD (Miami, FL)

"We are very excited to be back at this year's meeting and look forward to interacting with the SIR community and being involved with the educational and innovative discussions throughout," said Cary Vance, Hansen Medical's President and Chief Executive Officer. "Coming off of our successful initial cases with our new product, the Magellan Robotic Catheter eKit, we are heavily focused on continuing to use robotics to help advance treatment within the Interventional Radiology field, including in minimally invasive embolization procedures in Women's Health, Men's Health and Cancer treatment. We are looking forward to sharing this new technology and demonstrating its potential benefits within these procedures."

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 Robotic Catheter 9Fr and 10Fr 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 Robotic Catheter 6Fr 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.
  • The Magellan Robotic Catheter eKit provides robotic control of 3rd party microcatheters through a robotic catheter with dual-bend technology. This configuration may provide an additional level of robotic control during procedures in which therapy is delivered through a microcatheter.



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