Monday, October 8, 2018 at 5:15-5:30pm
CHEST Conference, Room 216B
San Antonio Convention Center
Auris Health, Inc., announced that Alexander C. Chen, MD, of the Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, will present a study related to the Monarch Platform at the 2018 CHEST Annual Meeting taking place in San Antonio from October 6 to 10, 2018.
Dr. Chen will be presenting "Robotic Assisted Bronchoscopic Biopsy of Peripheral Pulmonary Lesions in a Cadaveric Model with Simulated Tumor Targets" at the Late-Breaking Abstract session covering obstructive lung diseases on October 8, 2018. The presentation will discuss the use of the Monarch Platform in biopsying implanted simulated tumor targets in cadaveric human lungs. In particular, the robotic platform’s precision in performing peripheral lesion biopsy will be discussed.
"Robotic-assisted bronchoscopy performed with the Monarch Platform has recently been described as a novel approach towards peripheral lesion biopsy, and preliminary studies have demonstrated improved peripheral reach in cadaveric human lungs compared with conventional thin bronchoscopes despite having similar sized outer diameters,” said Dr. Chen. “The Nodule Access study is the next logical step in evaluating potential benefits of the Monarch Platform. Findings are promising, and I look forward to evaluating this technology in the prospective multi-center clinical trial that will be initiated very soon.”