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Corindus Announces First CorPath GRX Robotic-Assisted Interventions in Japan

Posted on April 15, 2019 by Medtech[y] Staff


Corindus Vascular Robotics announced that they completed the first clinical robotic-assisted PCI procedures in Japan with Takafumi Ueno, MD, PhD, Director of Interventional Cardiology, Center of Cardiovascular Disease, Kurume University Hospital.

“After completing the first cases with CorPath GRX, I am impressed with the capabilities of the system, including the level of precision and control during complex procedures,” stated Dr. Ueno. “Robotics will provide Japan with cutting-edge technology in interventional medicine, and we are pleased to be one of the first facilities in the Asia-Pacific region to offer this treatment to our patients,” Dr. Ueno added.

The CorPath GRX received Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Agency (PMDA) approval in 2018 and these procedures will be part of the post-market study the device in Japan.

Introduction to CorPath GRX: Next Generation Cardiovascular Robotics


“The acceptance of robotic-assisted PCI in Japan is an important next step for Corindus to bring this critical medical advancement to additional markets across the globe. Japan represents one of the largest markets for PCI globally, with over 1,200 hospitals performing nearly 250,000 PCI procedures annually,” said Mark Toland, President and Chief Executive Officer of Corindus Vascular Robotics. “We are thrilled to have partnered with Dr. Ueno, Kurume University Hospital, and Japan Medicalnext to launch the first vascular robotic program in Japan, offering these patients the benefits of robotic-assisted PCI.”

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