The patent No. 8,323,241 entitled, ‘ Steerable Medical Delivery Devices and Methods of Use’, covers the technology comprising a catheter tip deflection system and offering superior precision and control required for increasingly complex electrophysiology and endovascular procedures.

Palo Alto Medical Foundation electrophysiologist Girish Narayan said, "During an RF ablation procedure, precise and predictable torque response and tip positioning are crucial for a successful treatment; millimeter shifts can affect procedural outcomes."

Kalila Medical president and CEO Mike Dineen said the patent is central to the company’s truVector technology, which enables tip deflection of catheter systems without the use of traditional pull-wires.

"Pull-wire based catheter deflection systems have inherent limitations including poor torque response and ‘whipping’ of the catheter tip during rotation," Dineen added.

"The truVector technology solution is a first-of-its-kind coaxial system that substantially improves the performance of products such as steerable introducer sheaths."