Corindus Vascular Robotics reports the advanced CorPath GRX System broadens the capabilities of the CorPath robotic technology platform from exclusively treating coronary artery disease (CAD) to include peripheral artery disease (PAD). It is estimated that 8.5 million people in the United States are living with PAD, a disease of blood vessels outside the heart that commonly affects arteries carrying blood to the lower extremities. In 2017, peripheral procedures were estimated to be a $3.4 billion market, and it is estimated that by 2020, one million PAD procedures will be performed annually in the U.S.1,2
Alan Lumsden, M.D., Chief of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at Houston Methodist Hospital said, “My colleagues and I have seen first-hand how CorPath GRX can overcome the challenges of manual PCI and I am excited to apply the capabilities of robotics to effectively treat PAD patients.” Lumsden adds, “As a training site for future robotic interventionalists, I look forward to teaching these techniques to further enhance the quality of care for patients with both CAD and PAD.”
“CorPath GRX enables me to provide transformational treatment options to my patients suffering from PAD,” said Joseph Ricotta, M.D., Medical Director of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Tenet Healthcare, Professor of Surgery, Charles E Schmidt College of Medicine, FAU. “As a long-time adopter of robotics, I am passionate about the opportunity this technology presents to advance endovascular care while providing a safer work environment for healthcare providers.”
“The ability to treat patients with PAD using CorPath GRX is a significant step for Corindus as we expand the usage of our technology beyond PCI. The new indication aligns with our objective to provide more patients access to the benefits of precise robotic treatment while protecting healthcare professionals from harmful radiation during lengthy PVI procedures. We will continue to improve upon our technology platform with a keen focus on providing physicians the tools necessary to enhance patient care across the spectrum of interventional medicine,” concluded Mark Toland, President and Chief Executive Officer of Corindus.
1 Millennium Research Group 2013 Peripheral Vascular Devices US 2013 Market Analysis RPUS 11PV14 p 98.