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Hansen Medical receives FDA clearance for it’s Magellan robotic system

June 6, 2012

Today, most catheter and catheter-based technologies for vascular disease use blood vessels as highways to guide their movement to specific parts of the body, manually-controlled, with handheld instruments.
The Magellan Robotic System offers simultaneous and independent distal tip control of a catheter and a sheath as well as robotic manipulation of standard guide wires, all with incredible stability. This leads to faster, easier, and safer vessel navigation, which may result in less vessel trauma, reduced patient healing time, faster, more predictable procedures, and an improved case rate.
Hansen Medical plans to offer the Magellan Systems to the same hospitals using their Sensei systems because these institutions already are aware of the benefits of an active intuitive surgical robotics program.

Frank Tobe
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Frank Tobe is the owner and publisher of The Robot Report, and is also a panel member for Robohub's Robotics by Invitation series.

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