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 News Release - November 9, 2012

Hansen Medical's Magellan(TM) Robotic System to Be Presented at 39th Annual VEITHsymposium(TM) of Vascular Surgeons and Interventionalists

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) - Hansen Medical, Inc. ( NASDAQ : HNSN ), a global leader in intravascular robotics, today announced it will exhibit its Magellan™ Robotic System at the 39th Annual VEITHsymposium™ from November 13-17 at the Hilton New York in New York City. The Company will be conducting product demonstrations and exhibiting the Magellan Robotic System at Booth 202.

Additionally, Hansen Medical will be co-sponsoring a symposium with Philips at noon on Thursday, November 15th. The symposium, titled New Frontiers in Hybrid OR, Advanced Imaging and Intravascular Robotics, will feature Professor Nick Cheshire, M.D. from St. Mary's Hospital in London and Dr. Jean Bismuth from Methodist Hospital in Houston, who will share their clinical experiences with the Magellan Robotic System.

Hansen Medical also anticipates that the Magellan Robotic System will be featured in the following scheduled presentations:

  • 3D Imaging and Robotic Catheter Navigation: How Can They Work Together to Facilitate Complex Aortic Procedures; by Alan B. Lumsden, M.D., FACS; Friday, November 16, 2012, 7:59 a.m.
  • The Value of Hansen Magellan Robotic Assisted Catheter Manipulation for Complex Aortic Endografting, by Nicholas J.W. Cheshire, M.D.; Friday, November 16, 2012, 2:24 p.m.

"The VEITHsymposium is one of the year's seminal vascular conferences and we are delighted to have our Magellan System featured in such a prominent manner," said Bruce Barclay, President and CEO of Hansen Medical. "Moreover, the timing of this meeting allows physicians to discuss their early use of Magellan for a variety of intravascular procedures, and continues the momentum generated by our initial Magellan System launch in the U.S."

About the Magellan™ Robotic System
Hansen Medical's Magellan Robotic System is based upon the flexible robotic technology incorporated in the Sensei-X® Robotic Catheter System currently sold in the U.S. and Europe, which has been used in more than 9,000 patients, but includes a number of key enhancements. In particular, the Magellan Robotic System:

  • Provides solid catheter stability for placement of therapeutic devices.
  • Is designed to enable predictable procedure times and increased case throughput.
  • Allows for independent, individual robotic control of the distal tips of both the outer sheath and the inner leader catheter, as well as robotic manipulation of standard guidewires.
  • Is designed to allow for sufficient extension inside the body to access hard to reach peripheral anatomy.
  • Preserves the open architecture featured in the Sensei System to allow for the subsequent use of many 6F therapeutic devices on the market today.
  • Is designed to potentially reduce physician radiation exposure and fatigue by employing a remote physician workstation.

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, NorthStar™ 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

This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding, among other things, statements relating to goals, plans, objectives, milestones and future events. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including statements containing the words "plan," "expects," "potential," "believes," "goal," "estimate," "anticipates," and similar words. These statements are based on the current estimates and assumptions of our management as of the date of this press release and are subject to risks, uncertainties, changes in circumstances and other factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from the information expressed or implied by forward-looking statements made in this press release. Examples of such statements include statements about the potential benefits of the Magellan™ Robotic System for patients, physicians and hospitals and our ability to successfully market our new products and technologies. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements include, among others: the rate of adoption of our systems and the rate of use of our catheters; the uncertain timelines for the sales cycle for newly introduced products; the commercial viability of our products in vascular markets; potential safety and regulatory issues that could slow or suspend our sales; the effect of credit, financial and economic conditions on capital spending by our potential customers; the scope and validity of intellectual property rights applicable to our products; competition from other companies; our ability to recruit and retain key personnel; our ability to maintain our remedial actions over previously reported material weaknesses in internal controls over financial reporting; our ability to manage expenses and cash flow, and obtain additional financing; and other risks more fully described in the "Risk Factors" section of our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 filed with the SEC on August 9, 2012 and the risks discussed in our other reports filed with the SEC. Given these uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements in this press release. We undertake no obligation to revise or update information herein to reflect events or circumstances in the future, even if new information becomes available.

Hansen Medical, Heart Design (Logo), Hansen Medical (with Heart Design), Sensei and Lynx are registered trademarks, and Magellan and NorthStar are trademarks of Hansen Medical, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

Source: Hansen Medical

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