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Corindus Vascular Robotics and Acist Medical Systems collaborate to improve percutaneous coronary intervention workflow for clinicians and patients

Robotic therapy, rapid exchange FFR and automated contrast delivery provide advanced workflow solutions at Fairview Southdale Hospital.

WALTHAM, MA, Corindus Vascular Robotics, Inc., a leading developer of precision vascular robotics, and ACIST Medical Systems, Inc., a Bracco Group company, pioneer and global market leader of advanced imaging modalities for cardiology, are providing Fairview Southdale Hospital, Edina, MN three leading edge technologies that improve workflow.

"I am excited to work with both companies to bring innovative solutions to the cath lab that enhance patient care," said Gregory Helmer, MD, FACC, Co-Director of Medical Research, Fairview Southdale Hospital. "Rapid FFR and Robotic PCI are significant contributions to PCI procedures and may improve safety, lesion assessment, and bring further precision to our interventional procedures."

The CorPath® System is the first FDA-cleared robotic-assisted system for percutaneous coronary intervention, offering robotic precision that may improve clinical outcomes and protection for physicians and staff from serious occupational hazards in the cath lab. The ACIST RXi technology provides the reassurance of accurate and reliable FFR measurements and the advantages of Rapid Exchange technology. ACIST CVi simplifies contrast injection for procedures while enhancing safety, efficiency, control and image quality.

"Both Corindus and ACIST share the strong vision of how physicians and their teams should operate in the cath lab,” said Mark Toland, Chief Executive Officer, Corindus Vascular Robotics. “This collaboration is the first step towards realizing this vision by providing innovative solutions to optimize workflow, improve safety, and eventually enhance patient care.”

“We look forward to furthering the reach of Corindus and ACIST so that more clinicians and patients can benefit from these advanced technologies,” said Tom Morizio, President & COO, ACIST Medical Systems, Inc. “The ultimate goal of this collaboration is to advance the science of interventional cardiology to provide the best care possible for patients.”

About Corindus Vascular Robotics, Inc.

Corindus Vascular Robotics, Inc. is a global technology leader in robotic-assisted vascular interventions. The company's CorPath® System is the first FDA-cleared medical device to bring robotic-assisted precision to radial, coronary and peripheral procedures. During the procedure, the interventional cardiologist sits at a radiation-shielded workstation to advance stents and guidewires with millimeter-by-millimeter precision. The workstation allows the physician greater control and the freedom from wearing heavy lead protective equipment that causes musculoskeletal injuries. With the CorPath System, Corindus Vascular Robotics brings robotic precision to radial and complex interventional procedures to help optimize clinical outcomes and minimize the costs associated with complications of improper stent placement with manual procedures. Corindus stands behind its product with its unique $1,000 hospital credit "One Stent Program."

About Acist

ACIST Medical Systems, Inc., A Bracco Group company, is a pioneering interventional and diagnostic technology company with a portfolio of advanced products, including the world’s first Rapid Exchange FFR and High Definition IVUS systems. It is also a global market leader in advanced contrast imaging systems for cardiovascular angiography and radiology imaging. Through these products, ACIST is demonstrating its commitment to bringing unique and innovative technologies that simplify cardiovascular procedures and empower clinicians to treat patients with superior care. As part of the Bracco Group, ACIST benefits from the resources of a multinational conglomerate with broad expertise in cath lab technology and a dedication to continuous advancement. Headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, ACIST has worldwide presence with over 300 direct employees and facilities in Silicon Valley, The Netherlands, Shanghai and Tokyo.

About Bracco Group

Bracco has headquarters in Milan, Italy, and was founded in 1927. It is active in the healthcare sector through Bracco Imaging (diagnostic imaging), Pharma (prescription and over-the-counter drugs), ACIST Medical Systems and HLT (cardiology) and the Centro Diagnostico Italiano diagnostic clinic. With approximately 3,300 employees, it has annual total consolidated revenues of over $1.2 billion Euro. Bracco operates in more than 90 countries worldwide.

Source: Corindus Vascular Robotics