Hansen Medical to showcase Magellan robotic system and NorthStar robotic catheter at LINC 2012


Hansen Medical announced it will showcase its Magellan robotic system at the Leipzig Interventional Course (LINC), from 25–28 January 2012 at the Trade Fair Leipzig, Hall 4, in Leipzig, Germany. 

The company will also be exhibiting its NorthStar robotic catheter, designed to work with the Magellan robotic system. The NorthStar catheter is designed to simplify and enhance catheter navigation and therapeutic intervention through a variety of clinical cases in the peripheral vasculature. The Magellan robotic system and NorthStar robotic catheter are CE marked and available for sale in Europe.

“We are excited to showcase our Magellan robotic system and NorthStar robotic catheter at LINC as we believe these exciting new products have the potential to revolutionise the way physicians navigate the vasculature based on the initial clinical and pre-clinical work and feedback from a number of leading clinicians worldwide,” said Bruce Barclay, president and CEO of Hansen Medical. “The system and catheter give physicians maximum flexibility and control through independent distal tip control of a catheter and a sheath as well as through robotic manipulation of a standard guidewire from a centralised, remote workstation. Moreover, this proprietary technology may provide physicians important clinical benefits by allowing precise and predictable catheter navigation of peripheral vessels.”

The company also announced it will host a hands-on course on its Magellan robotic system in its VIP pavilion. This course will be directed by Nick Cheshire, St Mary’s Hospital, part of the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK.