French National Television Newscast Highlights Endovascular Procedure Featuring Hansen Medical's Magellan(TM) Robotic System

French National Television Newscast Highlights Endovascular Procedure Featuring 
Hansen Medical's Magellan(TM) Robotic System 
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/08/13 --  Hansen Medical,
Inc. (NASDAQ: HNSN), a global leader in intravascular robotics, today
announced that its Magellan(TM) Robotic System was featured in
broadcast on the French national news on Sunday, April 7. The robotic
procedure included in the broadcast, a contralateral approach to a
left iliac lesion, was successfully performed at Hopital Civil
Strasbourg in Strasbourg, France by Professor Nabil Chakfe, M.D. A
link to the broadcast is available in the "Investor Relations"
section of Hansen Medical's website at www.hansenmedical.com or may
be found at
http://videos.tf1.fr/jt-we/zoom-sur-le-chu-de-strasbourg-a-la-pointe-de-la-technologie-7917233.html. 
"We are very pleased to receive the increased visibility in France
afforded by this national news segment featuring our Magellan Robotic
System," said Bruce Barclay, President and CEO of Hansen Medical.
"Our Magellan Robotic System has been installed at Hopital Civil
Strasbourg since November 2012 and has been utilized in numerous
successful cases since that time. We have a large and growing
pipeline of clinical interest in our robotic technology, and cases
such as the one performed by Professor Chakfe provide additional
opportunities for clinicians and patients worldwide to view the
significant benefits provided by the Magellan System."  
"The procedure culminated with a successful patient outcome and a
positive experience for the physicians and hospital staff," said
Professor Chakfe. "This case helped to further demonstrate the
real-world medical utility of Hansen Medical's robotic catheters and
how the Magellan Robotic System can significantly enhance
endovascular procedures." 
About the Magellan(TM) Robotic System 
Hansen Medical's Magellan Robotic System is based upon the flexible
robotic technology incorporated in the Sensei-X(R) Robotic Catheter
System currently sold in the U.S. and Europe, which has been used in
over 10,000 patients, but includes a number of key enhancements. In
particular, the Magellan Robotic System: 


 
--  Provides solid catheter stability for placement of therapeutic
    devices.
--  Is designed t
o enable predictable procedure times and increased case
    throughput.
--  Allows for independent, individual robotic control of the distal tips
    of both the outer sheath and the inner leader catheter, as well as
    robotic manipulation of standard guidewires.
--  Is designed to allow for sufficient extension inside the body to
    access hard to reach peripheral anatomy.
--  Preserves the open architecture featured in the Sensei System to allow
    for the subsequent use of many 6F therapeutic devices on the market
    today.
--  Is designed to potentially reduce physician radiation exposure and
    fatigue by employing a remote physician workstation.

  
About Hansen Medical, Inc.  
Hansen Medical, Inc., based in Mountain View, California, is the
global leader in intravascular robotics, developing products and
technology designed to enable the accurate positioning, manipulation
and control of catheters and catheter-based technologies. The
Company's Magellan(TM) Robotic System, NorthStar(TM) Robotic Catheter
and related accessories, which are intended to facilitate navigation
to anatomical targets in the peripheral vasculature and subsequently
provide a conduit for manual placement of therapeutic devices, have
undergone both CE marking and 510(k) clearance and are commercially
available in the European Union, and the U.S. In the European Union,
the Company's Sensei(R) X Robotic Catheter System and Artisan Control
Catheter are cleared for use during electrophysiology (EP)
procedures, such as guiding catheters in the treatment of atrial
fibrillation (AF), and the Lynx(R) Robotic Ablation Catheter is
cleared for the treatment of AF. This robotic catheter system is
compatible with fluoroscopy, ultrasound, 3D surface map and patient
electrocardiogram data. In the U.S. the Company's Sensei X Robotic
Catheter System and Artisan Control Catheter were cleared by the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration for manipulation and control of certain
mapping catheters in EP procedures. In the United States, the Sensei
System is not approved for use in guiding ablation procedures; this
use remains experimental. The U.S. product labeling therefore
provides that the safety and effectiveness of the Sensei X System and
Artisan Control Catheter for use with cardiac ablation catheters in
the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, including AF, have not been
established. Additional information can be found at
www.hansenmedical.com. 
Forward-Looking Statements 
This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding,
among other things, statements relating to goals, plans, objectives,
milestones and future events. All statements, other than statements
of historical fact, are statements that could be deemed
forward-looking statements, including statements containing the words
"plan," "expects," "potential," "believes," "goal," "estimate,"
"anticipates," and similar words. These statements are based on the
current estimates and assumptions of our management as of the date of
this press release and are subject to risks, uncertainties, changes
in circumstances and other factors that may cause actual results to
differ materially from the information expressed or implied by
forward-looking statements made in this press release. Examples of
such statements include statements about the potential benefits of
our Magellan Robotic System for hospitals, patients and physicians,
expectations of shipments and installations of our robotic systems,
catheter sales, and procedures, expectations of gross margins and
operating expenses for 2013, the sufficiency of the company's cash
resources for supporting the Company's operations, expected
efficiencies from cost saving initiatives, and the anticipated timing
of commercially launching a 6F vascular catheter. Important factors
that could cause actual results to differ materially from those
indicated by such forward-looking statements include, among others:
engineering, regulatory, manufacturing, sales and customer service
challenges in developing new products and entering new markets; the
commercial viability of our products in the vascular markets;
potential safety and regulatory issues that could slow or suspend our
sales; the effect of economic conditions on capital spending by our
potential customers; the uncertain timelines for the sales cycle for
newly introduced products; the rate of adoption of our systems and
the rate of use of our catheters; the scope and validity of
intellectual property rights applicable to our products; competition
from other companies; our ability to recruit and retain key
personnel; our ability to maintain our remedial actions over
previously reported material weaknesses in internal controls over
financial reporting; our ability to manage expenses and cash flow,
and obtain additional financing; and other risks more fully described
in the "Risk Factors" section of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for
the year ended December 31, 2012 filed with the SEC on March 18, 2013
and the risks discussed in our other reports filed with the SEC.
Given these uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on the
forward-looking statements in this press release. We undertake no
obligation to revise or update information herein to reflect events
or circ
umstances in the future, even if new information becomes
available.  
Hansen Medical, Heart Design (Logo), Hansen Medical (with Heart
Design), Sensei and Lynx are registered trademarks, and Magellan and
NorthStar are trademarks of Hansen Medical, Inc. in the United States
and other countries. 
Investor Contacts: 
Peter J. Mariani 
Chief Financial Officer 
Hansen Medical, Inc. 
650.404.5800  
FTI Consulting, Inc.
Brian Ritchie
212.850.5683 
brian.ritchie@fticonsulting.com  
John Capodanno
212.850.5705
John.capodanno@fticonsulting.com 
 
 
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