The company will also be exhibiting the Magellan Robotic System during the meeting.

Dr Katzen, a course director at ISET, plans to utilize the Magellan robotic system during one case scheduled for 20 January at 1:00pm, and two additional cases on 21 January, at 8:00am and 1:00pm, respectively.

Additionally, Dr Constantino Pena of Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute will deliver a Magellan themed presentation, titled ‘Robotics in Peripheral Intervention’ during the ‘Nurses & Technologists Symposium: Innovations in Cardiac and Vascular Care’ session on 18 January at 11:00 am.

Hansen Medical president and CEO Bruce Barclay noted the company is pleased that Dr Katzen will showcase the Magellan robotic system at ISET, which is in its 26th year of bringing together interventional cardiologists, vascular surgeons and other healthcare professionals to focus on acquiring the latest knowledge and product information related to interventional medicine and vascular disease.

"We continue to build a growing body of positive clinical data with the Magellan system, and live cases such as these provide Hansen Medical with the opportunity to highlight to the interventional vascular community how our technology can significantly enhance endovascular procedures," Barclay added.

Hansen Medical’s Magellan robotic system is 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. The Magellan robotic system is designed to deliver predictability to simple and complex endovascular procedures.

Since its commercial introduction in the US 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 US and Europe.

The system is based upon the flexible robotic technology incorporated in the Sensei-X robotic catheter system currently sold in the US and Europe, which has been used in over 13,000 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.