MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 3, 2014) - Hansen Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: HNSN), a global leader in Intravascular Robotics, today announced it will exhibit its Magellan™ Robotic System at the 36th Annual Charing Cross International Symposium (CX 2014) from April 5 - 8 at Grand Hall Olympia in London, United Kingdom. The Company will be conducting product demonstrations and exhibiting the Magellan Robotic System at Booth 221.
In addition to these product demonstrations, multiple presentations discussing the Magellan Robotic System are also planned during the symposium. On Saturday, April 5 at 11:30am, five physicians (Alan Lumsden, M.D., Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston; Professor Jean-Pierre Becquemin, M.D., Henri Mondor Hospital, Cretéil, France; Thomas Nolte, M.D., Bad Bevensen Heart and Vascular Center, Germany ; Professor Nabil Chakfé, M.D., University Hospital Strasbourg, France; Professor Nicholas Cheshire, M.D., St. Mary's Hospital, London) will discuss their clinical experiences with Magellan in a symposium titled Clinical Experiences with Intravascular Robotics, during the "CX Vascular and Advanced Imaging Course" parallel session in the Grey Learning Centre.
On Sunday, April 6 at 3:20pm, Francis MacNamara, VP of Advanced Technology at Hansen Medical, has been invited to present a talk titled Robotic Endovascular Navigation: Latest Developments and New Technologies, during the "CX Innovation Showcase" parallel session.
"The Charing Cross International Symposium is one of the year's most important vascular conferences and we are pleased to have our Magellan System highlighted prominently in numerous settings throughout the conference," said Chris Lowe, Interim CEO of Hansen Medical. "The increasing level of activity around intravascular robotics at global, vascular conferences reflects the continuing momentum we are seeing with the Magellan System."
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 improved 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 procedure types in centers across the U.S. and Europe.
The Magellan 9Fr Robotic Catheter allows for independent, robotic control of the distal tip of two telescoping catheters (an outer Guide and an inner Leader catheter), as well as robotic manipulation of standard guidewires. The Magellan 6Fr Robotic Catheter also provides independent robotic control of two separate bend sites on a single catheter, as well as robotic manipulation of standard guidewires. This smaller catheter design may be preferred by certain physicians who prefer a smaller diameter vessel incision site, or in procedures in smaller vessels.
About Hansen Medical, Inc.
Hansen Medical, Inc., based in Mountain View, California, is a 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, 9Fr Magellan™ Robotic Catheter, Magellan™ 6Fr Robotic Catheter, and related accessories are intended to facilitate navigation to anatomical targets in the peripheral vasculature and subsequently provide a conduit for manual placement of therapeutic devices. The Magellan 9Fr Robotic Catheter has undergone both CE marking and 510(k) clearance and is commercially available in the European Union, and the U.S. The Magellan 6Fr Robotic Catheter has undergone 510(k) clearance in the U.S. and is in limited release for the next several months in anticipation of more wide-scale commercially availability later in 2014. In the European Union, the Company's Sensei® X Robotic Catheter System and Artisan® and Artisan Extend® Control Catheters 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 and Artisan Extend Control Catheters are cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for manipulation and control of certain mapping catheters in EP procedures. In the U.S., the Sensei X Robotic Catheter 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 Robotic Catheter System and Artisan and Artisan Extend 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 www.hansenmedical.com.
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