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[junkie-alert style=”red”] Corindus Vascular Robotics, Inc. [NYSE American: CVRS], a leading developer of precision vascular robotics, today announced first patient enrollment in the PRECISION GRX Registry, a post-market study to continue market surveillance of the Company’s second generation CorPath GRX System. [/junkie-alert]
Corindus reports that the PRECISION GRX Registry will include up to 25 sites and enroll up to 1,000 patients receiving robotic-assisted percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The study will gather data to evaluate patient outcomes, potential economic benefits, procedural parameters and the expanding capabilities of robotics in PCI. Additional sub-studies will seek to evaluate the impact of robotics on left transradial access and robotic wiring times. Dr. Ehtisham Mahmud, Division Chief of UC San Diego Health, Cardiovascular Medicine and Medical Director, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, has been named as the Global Principal Investigator for the PRECISION GRX Study.
“We have shown that robotic-assisted PCI can be used with high clinical and technical success in multiple sites with multiple operators and the new Registry is designed to evaluate the impact of the expanding capabilities of robotics,” said Ehtisham Mahmud, MD. “I look forward to spearheading the effort in evaluating this new technology and its value in current practice.”
The procedure on the first patient in the trial was performed by Dr. Srini Potluri at The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, one of two Baylor hospitals participating in the Registry. The hospital currently has two CorPath GRX Systems installed in its catheterization labs. Dr. Potluri stated, “I am excited to participate in the PRECISION GRX Registry to expand the depth of clinical research supporting robotic-assisted PCI. Our participation emphasizes our continuous commitment to advancing patient care in interventional medicine.”
Regarding enrollment of the first patient, Mark Toland, President and Chief Executive Officer of Corindus said, “Enrollment of the first patient in the PRECISION GRX Registry is a major milestone for the Company and we look forward to the participation of leading centers across the country.” He concluded, “We strongly believe that the improvements to the CorPath platform with GRX will further validate the widespread benefits and adoption of robotic-assisted PCI.”