Hansen up on first Magellan surgery in Australia

|About: Hansen Medical, Inc. (HNSN)|By:, SA News Editor

Thinly-traded nano cap Hansen Medical (HNSN +29.7%) jumps on a 6x surge in volume after the company reported that the first procedure using its Magellan Robotic System has been completed in Melbourne, Australia. The doctors performed a transarterial chemoembolization, which is a minimally-invasive procedure used to deliver chemotherapeutic agents directly to a tumor in the liver.

Interventional radiologist Dr. Gerard Goh said, "The Magellan Robotic System allowed us to gain catheter stability in challenging anatomy. Navigating the tortuous anatomy of the blood vessels supplying the liver would have been extremely challenging by conventional techniques."

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