BOSTON, MA, September 13, 2013 – Corindus Vascular Robotics, a leading developer of precision vascular robotics, won the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council’s Award for the 2013 Innovative Technology of the Year - Robotics last night at the Council’s 16th annual Awards Gala.
More than 700 senior executives were present at the Westin Waterfront for Boston’s premier annual tech awards event that showcases and celebrates the depth and breadth of the state’s vibrant technology ecosystem.
“We are honored to award Corindus with the 2013 Innovative Technology of the Year for Robotics,” said Tom Hopcroft, President and CEO of MassTLC. “Corindus’ leadership is a shining example of what it takes to keep the Commonwealth’s tech sector growing and thriving. It’s our pleasure to recognize and encourage such excellence. Congratulations to Corindus and the strong team behind their success.”
“Using robotics to set new standards of safety, precision and accuracy will greatly benefit patients of medical procedures, such as angioplasties,” said David Handler, president and CEO of Corindus Vascular Robotics. “We are working diligently every day to deliver a future where better outcomes in healthcare go hand-in-hand with innovation and are proud to have our robotics recognized by MassTLC as we continue with our mission.”
The first and only FDA-cleared technology that enables precise, robotic-assisted angioplasties, Corindus’ CorPath 200 System is utilized to open blockages within arteries and restore blood flow in patients with coronary artery disease. During a CorPath angioplasty procedure, the interventional cardiologist sits in a radiation shielded interventional cockpit, where he is able to advance stents and guidewires via a joystick with millimeter by millimeter robotic precision. The CorPath enables precise measurement of the anatomy, which could potentially lead to better stent placements and improved clinical outcomes.
The 2013 MassTLC Leadership Awards program platinum sponsors are Cisco, Greenberg Traurig, Microsoft, pwc, Silicon Valley Bank and gold sponsors are Aericon, The Boston Globe, CA Technologies, KSquare Law, PTC, Raytheon and Sonus.
See all the 2013 winners at www.masstlc.org
About The Mass Technology Leadership Council, Inc.
The Mass Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) is the region’s leading technology association and the premier network for tech executives, entrepreneurs, investors and policy leaders. MassTLC’s purpose is to accelerate innovation by connecting people from across the technology landscape, providing access to industry-leading content and ideas and offering a platform for visibility for member companies and their interests.
For more information on MassTLC visit www.masstlc.org
Corindus Vascular Robotics, Inc. is a global technology leader in robotic-assisted vascular interventions. The company's CorPath System is the first FDA-cleared medical device to bring robotic precision to interventional procedures. During the procedure, the interventional cardiologist sits at a radiation-shielded workstation to advance guide catheters, stents, and guidewires with millimeter-by-millimeter precision. The workstation allows the physician greater control and the freedom from wearing heavy lead protective equipment that causes musculoskeletal injuries. With the CorPath System, Corindus Vascular Robotics brings robotic precision to interventional procedures to help optimize clinical outcomes and minimize the costs associated with complications of improper stent placement during manual procedures. Corindus stands behind its product with its unique $1,000 hospital credit "One Stent Program."
For additional information, visit www.corindus.com, and follow @CorindusInc.
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