Hansen Medical is showcasing its Magellan robotic system at the Vascular InterVentional Advances (VIVA) conference held at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, US.

By utilizing flexible robotic technology, the Magellan robotic system allows sufficient extension inside the body to access hard to reach peripheral anatomy.

The robotic system 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.

In addition, the system provides solid catheter stability for placement of therapeutic devices and reduces physician radiation exposure and fatigue by employing a remote physician workstation.

Hansen Medical president and CEO Bruce Barcla said with the initial US launch of the Magellan robotic system underway, the company is excited for the opportunity to further showcase its technology at the important annual meeting of clinicians focused on the peripheral vasculature.

"We are seeing strong clinical interest in Magellan and are pleased with our robust and growing pipeline of potential transactions," Barcla added.

"The Magellan Robotic System has the potential to enhance vascular surgery and allow hospitals and health systems to improve the efficiency and utilization of their most profitable assets — their operating rooms and cath labs — by reducing procedure times and streamlining endovascular procedures."

The company said it will exhibit the robotic system at VIVA until 12 October 2012.