SOURCE: Hansen Medical, Inc.

Hansen Medical, Inc.

April 29, 2013 16:01 ET

Hansen Medical to Highlight Sensei® X Robotic Catheter System and New Artisan Extend® Control Catheter at Heart Rhythm Society Annual Meeting

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 29, 2013) - Hansen Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: HNSN), a global leader in intravascular robotics, today announced that it will showcase its Sensei® X Robotic Catheter System with the new Artisan Extend® Catheter at the Heart Rhythm Society's (HRS) 34th  Annual Scientific Sessions from May 8-11, 2013 in Denver, CO. The Company will be exhibiting the Sensei X System at Booth 616.

Hansen Medical's Artisan Extend Catheter includes a simplified flush design that can improve physician workflow during complex electrophysiology procedures, and allows for lower manufacturing costs. The Company completed a limited release of the new catheter in January, and it is now in full release in both the U.S. and Europe. 

"We are encouraged by our growing EP business, as evidenced by the record procedures and catheter sales we delivered in 2012. We have experienced six consecutive quarters of procedure growth, and look forward to building on this positive momentum at HRS," said Bruce Barclay, President and CEO of Hansen Medical. "Our record EP procedures and the greater than 10,000 clinical cases performed to date are a testament to the continued market adoption and clinical relevance of our Sensei X System and the value that it delivers to patients, physicians, hospitals, and payers. The initial clinical results from our Artisan Extend Catheter have been positive, which is important because the success of this catheter, as well as our Lynx® Ablation Catheter in Europe, are key elements of our EP business growth strategy."

Other highlights of the HRS Scientific Sessions include:

  • Dr. Luigi Di Biase, Senior Researcher at the Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute, will discuss his clinical experience with the Sensei X Robotic Catheter System in Room 304 on Thursday, May 9, from 12:55 pm - 1:15 pm.

  • Dr. Antonio Dello Russo, Cardiac Arrhythmia and Heart Failure Research Center, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, San Camillo-Forlanini Hospital, Rome, Italy, will present multi-center research on robotic contact force sensing. The abstract will be displayed in the Exhibit Hall Thursday, May 9, from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

  • Dr. Rahul Doshi from the University of California and Fullerton Cardiovascular Medical Group, will speak about the Sensei X Robotic Catheter System in Room 205 on Friday, May 10, 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm.

  • Dr. J. Michael Mangrum, Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the Atrial Fibrillation Center at the University of Virginia, will present research on Endosense contact force sensing and the Sensei X Robotic Catheter System. The abstract will be displayed in the Exhibit Hall Friday, May 10, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

More information about each of these Scientific Sessions may be found at

About Sensei® X Robotic Catheter System
Through continued advancement of medical robotics, Hansen Medical has developed a next generation minimally-invasive, robotic catheter system, the Sensei X Robotic Catheter System which combines advanced levels of 3D catheter control and 3D visualization. This unique, state of the art technology has been used in over 10,000 patients, and is powered by a robotically controlled arm that allows for catheter navigation, stability and positioning within the patient's heart atria, allowing for the following system advantages:

  • Catheter Stability with Force-Sensing
  • Instinctive 3D Control
  • Reduced Fluoro Time for Physician

About Hansen Medical, Inc.
Hansen Medical, Inc., based in Mountain View, California, is the global leader in intravascular robotics, developing products and technology designed to enable the accurate positioning, manipulation and control of catheters and catheter-based technologies. The Company's Magellan™ Robotic System, Magellan Robotic Catheter and related accessories, which are intended to facilitate navigation to anatomical targets in the peripheral vasculature and subsequently provide a conduit for manual placement of therapeutic devices, have undergone both CE marking and 510(k) clearance and are commercially available in the European Union, and the U.S. In the European Union, the Company's Sensei® X Robotic Catheter System and Artisan Control Catheter are cleared for use during electrophysiology (EP) procedures, such as guiding catheters in the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF), and the Lynx® Robotic Ablation Catheter is cleared for the treatment of AF. This robotic catheter system is compatible with fluoroscopy, ultrasound, 3D surface map and patient electrocardiogram data. In the U.S. the Company's Sensei X Robotic Catheter System and Artisan Control Catheter were cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for manipulation and control of certain mapping catheters in EP procedures. In the United States, the Sensei System is not approved for use in guiding ablation procedures; this use remains experimental. The U.S. product labeling therefore provides that the safety and effectiveness of the Sensei X System and Artisan Control Catheter for use with cardiac ablation catheters in the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, including AF, have not been established. Additional information can be found at

Forward-Looking Statements
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