Israel’s MediGuide and Japans’ Asahi Intecc have announced that the two companies are teaming up to develop a new surgical guide wire that can be visually monitored and controlled in real time using MediGuide’s Medical Positioning System (gMPS), a technology previously reported by us as “intrabody positioning system for medical devices, guide-wires, coronary catheterization devices, and such.”
From the announcement press release:
This innovative G-Wire™ will enable physicians to visually track the actual orientation as well as the 3D spatial tip position of the wire while manipulating it in real time. In addition, it will enable marking and 3D visualization capabilities also offered by the MediGuide technology. These capabilities are achieved using MediGuide’s Medical Positioning System (gMPS™) technology, incorporated within various Cath Labs which has been recently approved for use in Europe. This new functionality is expected to be extremely useful during procedures such as chronic total occlusion (CTO) as well as other complex operations which require accurate wire manipulation in the field of interventional cardiology.
Martin B. Leon, M.D., Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center and Founder of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation in New York City, said: “This collaboration brings together the most advanced guidewires and sophisticated imaging and guidance technology, providing an exciting opportunity to improve CTO therapy in the future.”
Dr. Osamu Katoh, Director of Research Center at the Toyohashi Heart Center, said
"No matter how you look at it, Asahi’s guide wire technology produces one to one torque performance. The integration of Asahi’s one to one torque performance technology and MediGuide’s gMPS navigation technology, will create a tremendous synergy effect that could dramatically improve the treatment options for complex lesions, including CTO’s"
Press release: Asahi Intecc and MediGuide announced collaboration in development and sales of innovative gMPS™ Enabled Guide Wire (G-Wire™) …
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