Disposable robotic system in endovascular procedures

Removing barriers to reach a blue ocean

May 6, 2024

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Date: May 23, 2024

Duration: 1 Min

The endovascular space, including peripheral, coronary and neuro vascular, represents approximately 5 million procedures annually in the USA alone, representing a bigger market than either the soft tissue or orthopedic market. Many of these procedures, from oncology to stroke, are lifesaving. Healthcare Providers (HCP) performing image-guided endovascular procedures face personal healthcare risks due to cumulative levels of radiation exposure and the ergonomic challenges of wearing heavy lead-based personal protective equipment (PPE).  Due to the cumulative impact of radiation exposure during their career, HCPs are 6 times more likely to develop cataracts, 3 times more likely to develop cancer, and 2 times more likely to develop cardiovascular disease.  In addition, HCPs who wear heavy lead-based PPE are 25% more likely to seek medical care, and 21% more likely to miss work for work-related pain. Due to a lack of experienced sites and HCPs in their local market, many patients need to travel over 100 miles to get the right treatment and sometimes wait over 6 weeks for such treatment. In some cases, the TTT (Time to Treatment) is the key for the patient’s health (such as in stroke) and having access to the right treatment is essential.

Despite the market size, procedures that are lifesaving, and the clear unmet needs, only less than 1% of those procedures are robotics. Current robotic systems do not take into consideration many of the characteristics of the endovascular space that creating barrier for adoption: from the limited “real estate” space in the Angio suite that cannot accommodate a major capital equipment, the lengthy set up time for each procedure, the required learning curve, and the major initial capital expense.  A fully disposable robotic system is designed to address these issues and more.  It allows physicians to control guidewires and catheters using a wireless remote controller away from the radiation source and without the need to wear heavy lead aprons.  Furthermore, it is designed to overcome many of the common obstacles that hinder the adoption of other robotic systems.  Some key features of a disposable robotic system include:

  • Single-use and fully disposable, which eliminates the need for a large capital investment by the hospital.

  • Miniaturized: small footprint that easily integrates into existing angiography suites with no need for suite modifications.

  • Intuitive user interface designed for a very short learning curve.

  • Compatible with off-the-shelf guidewires and catheters.

  • Short set-up time.  Requires less than 10 minutes to set-up the robot for use.  

Attend this webinar and learn:

  • Current trends in the endovascular space

  • Unmet needs in the endovascular space

  • Why we should consider the endovascular space a “blue ocean”

  • Barrier for adoption of robotics in the endovascular space

  • Removing barriers of adoption in the endovascular space through disposable robotic system

  • New frontiers in the endovascular space 

  • Future of robotics in the endovascular space

Join us May 23, 2024 at 11am ET for this session in the MD+DI Robotics and Automation webinar series.

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