WALTHAM, MA — MARCH 15, 2017 — Corindus Vascular Robotics, Inc. [NYSE MKT: CVRS] today announced that WakeMed Health & Hospitals will partner with Corindus to develop a national center of excellence to advance patient care and clinical robotics research and to train interventional cardiologists on robotic-assisted percutaneous coronary interventions ("PCI") using the CorPath GRX System. WakeMed Health & Hospitals is the leading provider of health and cardiovascular services in Wake County, North Carolina.
"I am proud to be part of a health system that represents the best training, the latest technologies and the highest commitment to patient care, safety and innovation," said Frances O. Wood, M.D., FACC, interventional cardiologist and co-director of Structural Heart at WakeMed Heart Center. "CorPath GRX will transform the way we perform PCI, improving care and quality of life for our patients. I look forward to partnering with Corindus to build best-in-class medical education to train physicians and staff, to advance the body of clinical research on robotics, and to help shape the robotic system of the future."
WakeMed Health & Hospitals purchased three CorPath GRX Systems to develop a vascular robotics program. The CorPath GRX System is designed to treat patients undergoing PCI and builds on the CorPath platform with the addition of important key features that increase precision, improve workflow, and extend the capabilities and range of procedures that can be performed robotically. In addition, the System protects physicians and staff from the occupational hazards of working with radiation exposure in the cath lab.
Mark J. Toland, President and CEO of Corindus, stated, "Our top priority is to provide the best care possible for patients through precision medicine while protecting the physicians performing these life-saving procedures. Our partnership with leading clinical facilities such as the WakeMed Heart Center can accelerate the research, education and adoption of this important technology in cath labs across the United States."
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 precision to interventional procedures. During the procedure, the interventional cardiologist sits at a radiation-shielded workstation to advance guide catheters, 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 interventional procedures to help optimize clinical outcomes and minimize the costs associated with complications of improper stent placement during manual procedures. Corindus stands behind its product with its unique $1,000 hospital credit "One Stent Program."
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- that the level of precision that can be attained using the CorPath GRX technology, combined with the potential for remote capabilities in the future, will both expand and improve how patients are treated;
- that Corindus has entered a transformational period with a focus on expanding its reach to partner with hospitals to build robotic programs globally;
- that the successful completion of these procedures at Fu Wai Hospital is the first step in Corindus' growth strategy within China; and that
- the precise positioning enhancements to the CorPath platform that allows physicians to adjust guide catheters during PCI procedures may expand the use of the CorPath GRX System to more complex cases.