Hansen Medical has received CE Mark on its Magellan Robotic System for peripheral vascular interventions. The system allows for cannulation of peripheral vessels by simultaneous distal tip control of a catheter and a sheath from a centralized remote workstation. It gives complete 3D robotic control of the catheter tip to navigate efficiently through a variety of anatomies and lesions. Standard guidewires are used that are also controlled by the robot.
The system should decrease procedure times, reduce vessel trauma during navigation compared with manual technique and provide a robotically stabilized conduit for the placement and delivery of therapeutic devices, all while also protecting the physician from radiation exposure. The Magellan is based on the company’s previous Sensei X Robotic Catheter System for electrophysiology procedures, and features a similar 3D catheter controller that translates hand motions at the workstation to the movement of the catheter inside the patient. The system is designed to fit in existing hybrid operating rooms and interventional labs.
The Magellan System is designed for use with the NorthStar Robotic Catheter, for which Hansen hopes to soon receive CE Mark. Commercialization will start at selected centers, with a full launch expected in the first half of 2012. FDA approval is still pending.
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