Philips is teaming up with Hansen Medical out of Mountain View, California to combine Hansen’s Sensei™ Robotic Catheter System, that allows physicians to remotely and more accurately place electrophysiology (EP) mapping catheters in hard-to-reach anatomical locations within the heart, with Philips’ integrated EP lab system Allura Xper X-Ray. We have covered the Sensei™ Robotic Catheter System in our January 2007 post.
From the press release:
The agreements will enable the creation of integrated product solutions by combining Philips’ Allura Xper X-Ray system with Hansen Medical’s Sensei® Robotic Catheter System. The resulting innovations will seek to enable electrophysiologists to perform complex procedures with greater confidence and improved efficiency.
“This agreement is an important step in the development of our dedicated electrophysiology business program,” said Gerard Winkels, vice president and general manager, Electrophysiology for Philips Healthcare. “By collaborating with best-in-class companies such as Hansen Medical we’re able to develop comprehensive solutions designed around the needs of the electrophysiologist.”
“We are very pleased about the relationship we have with Philips,” said Gary Restani, president and COO of Hansen Medical. “We believe that combining our efforts will allow us to provide enhanced value and improved capabilities to our customers as this alliance is targeted at developing integrated solutions that will impact not only visualization, but also instinctive driving within 3D anatomical models.”
The Sensei system allows physicians to place mapping catheters in hard-to-reach anatomical locations within the heart easily, accurately and with stability during cardiac arrhythmia procedures.
The Philips’ integrated EP lab system combines the proven Allura Xper X-Ray family with specifically designed innovations like EP cockpit and EP navigator to improve the lab environment, facilitating complex procedures and integrating the EP workflow process.
Press release: Philips and Hansen Medical to integrate X-Ray Imaging and Robotic Catheter to advance treatment of irregular heartbeats
Product pages: Hansen Medical Sensei Robotic Catheter System; Philips EP lab
Flashbacks: Philips and Stereotaxis: Joystick Precision for Complicated Caths; The Sensei Robotic Catheter System