login
  Password reminder
Interventional News
Contact the editor Visit Interventional News Twitter feed Visit Interventional News Facebook page
 

Hansen Medical showcases Magellan robotic system and NorthStar catheter at MEET congress in Italy


Wednesday, 07 Dec 2011 15:31
Magellan robotic system
Magellan robotic system


Hansen Medical showcased its Magellan robotic system at the Multidisciplinary European Endovascular Therapy (MEET) Congress, Rome, Italy (1–3 December 2011). 


The company also exhibited its NorthStar robotic catheter, designed to work with the Magellan robotic system. The NorthStar catheter is designed to simplify and enhance catheter navigation and therapeutic intervention in the peripheral vasculature. The Magellan robotic system and NorthStar robotic catheter are CE-marked and available for sale in Europe. They are 510(k) pending and not available for sale in the United States.


“We are excited to showcase our Magellan robotic system and NorthStar robotic catheter at this foremost exhibition on endovascular therapy, and this is an important event in the initial commercial launch of our new system platform,” said Bruce Barclay, president and CEO of Hansen Medical. “Based on the initial clinical and pre-clinical work and feedback from a number of leading clinicians worldwide, these products have the potential to optimise the way physicians navigate the vasculature. The CE marked system and catheter give physicians maximum flexibility and control through independent distal tip control of a catheter and a sheath as well as through robotic manipulation of a standard guidewire from a centralised, remote workstation. Moreover, this proprietary technology has the ability to provide physicians important clinical benefits by allowing precise and predictable catheter navigation of peripheral vessels.”


The Magellan robotic system and NorthStar robotic catheter are intended to be used to facilitate navigation to anatomical targets in the peripheral vasculature and subsequently provide a conduit for manual placement of therapeutic devices.


Last year, the company announced the completion of its first-in-man study in Europe during which 20 endovascular procedures were performed with an earlier version of the Magellan robotic system, demonstrating its potential to allow physicians to treat peripheral vascular disease, while lessening radiation exposure.




Add New Comment

Most popular


New varicose vein treatment available in Europe
Monday, 16 Feb 2015
VariClose is a new technique by which an incompetent saphenous vein is sealed through embolisation. New varicose vein treatment available in Europe

Groundbreaking studies find that neurointerventional surgery reduces stroke mortality
Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015
Two new clinical trials on the treatment of stroke (ESCAPE and EXTEND IA) demonstrate that neurointerventional surgery significantly increases the number of patients who are able to live ... Groundbreaking studies find that neurointerventional surgery reduces stroke mortality

Arteriovenous anastomosis creation brings blood pressure down
Friday, 06 Feb 2015
The ROX CONTROL HTN, an international randomised controlled trial, published online ahead of print in The Lancet in late January, has demonstrated that creation of a central arteriovenous anastomosis ... Arteriovenous anastomosis creation brings blood pressure down

Features


Waste not, want some: Developing world needs older iterations of medical devices
Thursday, 19 Mar 2015
Can the industry be persuaded to provide previous-generation products that would otherwise be incinerated, to people in the developing world who cannot otherwise afford them? Mathew Cherian, asks. Waste not, want some: Developing world needs older iterations of medical devices

“We are helping surgeons operate on sicker patients”
Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015
Daniel B Brown, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Nashville, USA, puts together a 2015 checklist on the latest portal vein embolization developments for Interventional News readers. “We are helping surgeons operate on sicker patients”

Profiles


Gao-Jun Teng
Thursday, 11 Dec 2014
In the future, will interventional radiology be a subspecialty of radiology, or surgery? asks Gao-J... Gao-Jun Teng

José Ignacio Bilbao Jaureguízar
Wednesday, 08 Oct 2014
“No matter what their future orientation, interventional radiologists involved in interventional ... José Ignacio Bilbao Jaureguízar

Cardiac Rhythm News Vascular News Cardiovascular News Interventional News Spinal News NeuroNews
BIBA Medical BIBA MedTech Insights CX Symposium ilegx
 
Password Reminder

BIBA Medical, 526 Fulham Road, Fulham, London, SW6 5NR.
TEL: +44 (0)20 7736 8788 FAX: +44 (0)20 7736 8283 EMAIL: 
info@bibamedical.com
© BIBA Medical Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales with company number 2944429.
VAT registration number 730 6811 50.
Site Map | Terms and Conditions