Hansen Medical's Magellan(TM) Robotic System Scheduled to Be Utilized in Five Live Cases at EuroPCR 2013

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - May 7, 2013) - Hansen Medical, Inc. ( NASDAQ : HNSN ), a global leader in intravascular robotics, today announced that its Magellan™ Robotic System is scheduled to be utilized in several live cases to be broadcast at EuroPCR 2013, which takes place May 21 - May 24 in Paris, France. Professor Jean-Pierre Becquemin, Professor Hicham Kobeiter, Professor P. Desgranges, and Dr. Frédéric Cochennec are scheduled to use the Magellan System in five complex endovascular cases.

"We are very pleased to have our Magellan System scheduled to be featured in several live cases at this important interventional medicine meeting," said Bruce Barclay, President and CEO of Hansen Medical. "Live cases such as these are critical validations of our technology from key opinion leaders in cardiac and peripheral vascular interventions."

About Hansen Medical, Inc.

Hansen Medical, Inc., based in Mountain View, California, is the global leader in intravascular robotics, developing products and technology designed to enable the accurate positioning, manipulation and control of catheters and catheter-based technologies. The Company's Magellan™ Robotic System, NorthStar™ Robotic Catheter and related accessories, which are intended to facilitate navigation to anatomical targets in the peripheral vasculature and subsequently provide a conduit for manual placement of therapeutic devices, have undergone both CE marking and 510(k) clearance and are commercially available in the European Union, and the U.S. In the European Union, the Company's Sensei® X Robotic Catheter System and Artisan Control Catheter are cleared for use during electrophysiology (EP) procedures, such as guiding catheters in the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF), and the Lynx® Robotic Ablation Catheter is cleared for the treatment of AF. This robotic catheter system is compatible with fluoroscopy, ultrasound, 3D surface map and patient electrocardiogram data. In the U.S. the Company's Sensei X Robotic Catheter System and Artisan Control Catheter were cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for manipulation and control of certain mapping catheters in EP procedures. In the United States, the Sensei System is not approved for use in guiding ablation procedures; this use remains experimental. The U.S. product labeling therefore provides that the safety and effectiveness of the Sensei X System and Artisan Control Catheter for use with cardiac ablation catheters in the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, including AF, have not been established. Additional information can be found at www.hansenmedical.com.  

About the Magellan™ Robotic System

Hansen Medical's Magellan Robotic System is based upon the flexible robotic technology incorporated in the Sensei-X® Robotic Catheter System currently sold in the U.S. and Europe, which has been used in more than 10,000 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.

Forward-Looking Statements

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