Healthcare Industry News: intravascular robotics
News Release - January 14, 2016
Hansen Medical Provides Corporate Update of Key Near-Term Clinical, Regulatory and Commercial EventsMOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) - Hansen Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: HNSN), the global leader in intravascular robotics, today provided an update of key corporate initiatives which, if successful, will expand the utility and regulatory labeling of the Sensei® and Magellan™ product lines:
"The upcoming interim analysis of the ARTISAN study has been long-awaited by physicians and patients, and we look forward to sharing the results promptly and hope it will be informative about the role of robotics in the treatment of PAF," said Cary Vance, President and CEO of Hansen Medical.
Additional key details for the ARTISAN IDE Study are described below; the ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier for this trial is NCT01122173:
- Primary Safety Endpoint: The incidence of Major Complications, including the early onset (within 7 days of the ablation procedure) predefined complications; and the incidence of esophageal injury or pulmonary vein stenosis through day 180.
- Hypothesis: The study is designed to determine if the Major Complication rate meets the pre-established target performance goal (TPG) of 16%.
- Primary Key Effectiveness Endpoint: Chronic Success: Freedom from symptomatic atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, and atrial tachycardia episodes from days 91-365 after the initial ablation procedure, as documented by event recording, ECGs and Holter monitoring.
- Hypothesis: The study is designed to determine if the effectiveness rate meets the pre-established target performance goal (TPG) of 54%.
"The capabilities of our robotic catheters are opening up new opportunities for physicians", said Francis McNamara, VP, Research and Development at Hansen Medical, "As we expand our suite of advanced micro catheters, we believe there are many opportunities to improve patient outcomes."
Commercial Activities: Hansen Medical shipped 4 robotic systems and 1 Mobility Package in Q4, 2015, including units to 2 U.S. Hospitals, a system in partnership with Medtronic to Maastricht University Medical Center in The Netherlands, and systems to AB Medica in Italy and to AFYA Medical Group in Saudi Arabia.
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 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 procedures globally. The Magellan Robotic System offers several important features including:
- Provides predictability, control and catheter stability as a physician navigates a patient's peripheral vasculature and then provides a conduit for manual treatment of vascular disease with standard therapeutic devices.
- Is designed to enable more predictable procedure times and increased case throughput potentially allowing hospitals to improve utilization within their vascular business line.
- Employs an open architecture designed to allow for the subsequent use of many therapeutic devices on the market today.
- Is designed to potentially reduce physician radiation exposure and fatigue by allowing the physician to navigate procedures while seated comfortably at a remote workstation away from the radiation field and without wearing heavy lead as required in conventional endovascular procedures.
- The Magellan 9Fr and 10Fr Robotic Catheters allow for independent, robotic control of two telescoping catheters (an outer Guide and an inner Leader catheter), as well as robotic manipulation of standard guide wires.
- The Magellan 6Fr Robotic Catheter allows for independent robotic control of two separate bend sites on a single catheter, as well as robotic manipulation of standard guide wires. This smaller catheter design may be preferred by certain physicians who prefer a smaller diameter vessel access site, or in procedures in smaller vessels.
The Sensei Robotic System combines advanced levels of 3D catheter control and 3D visualization. This unique, state of the art technology has been used in thousands of patients, and is powered by a robotically controlled arm that allows for catheter navigation, stability and positioning within the patient's heart atria. The Sensei Robotic System, control catheters and accessories are intended to facilitate manipulation, positioning and control of Hansen Medical's robotically steerable catheters for collecting electrophysiological data within the heart atria with electro-anatomic mapping and recording systems, using specified percutaneous mapping catheters. The Sensei Robotic System is powered by a robotically controlled arm that allows for catheter navigation and stability. The safety and effectiveness of this device for use with cardiac ablation catheters, in the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation, have not been established.
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 Catheters, 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 Company's mission is to enable cardiac arrhythmia and endovascular procedures and to improve patient outcomes through the use of intravascular robotics. Additional information can be found at www.hansenmedical.com.
"Hansen Medical," "Hansen Medical (with Heart Design)," and "Heart Design (Logo)" are registered trademarks, and "Magellan" and "Hansen Medical Magellan" are trademarks of Hansen Medical, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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