Founded in 2002 by Dr. Fred Moll, Hansen Medical pioneered the field of flexible robotic technology. Dr. Moll, a distinguished and prolific medical device entrepreneur, particularly in medical robotics, previously founded Intuitive Surgical and later founded Auris Health.
Hansen manufactured two robotic systems, the Magellan Robotic System and the Sensei Robotic System. The Magellan was built for multi-specialty, peripheral vascular robotics procedures and the Sensei for interventional electrophysiology procedures. In conjunction with the Sensei Robotic System, Hansen created the Artisan Extend Control Catheter, a robotically steerable sheath designed to enable catheter stability, reachability and contact force sensing when navigating third-party catheters in electrophysiology procedures. In March 2008, Frost & Sullivan presented Hansen Medical with the 2008 Product Innovation Award in the field of U.S. Image-Guided and Robotic-Assisted Surgery Devices.
In 2016, Auris Health acquired Hansen Medical, bringing a wealth of robotic technology and patents into the Auris portfolio. Following the Hansen integration, in March 2018, Auris Health launched the Monarch™ Platform, the first FDA-cleared robotic platform for diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopic procedures. The Monarch Platform is designed to allow physicians to diagnose small, hard-to-reach peripheral lung nodules with greater precision than ever before.
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