Another fantastic TCT has come and gone, but this time attendees got great exposure to CorPath and the benefits it can bring to their patients. Though we’ve travelled back to the blustery New England fall weather, the thrill of the conference is still in the air. Nearly 12,000 people attended from across the globe, including a large contingent from Corindus. The Corindus team was not only in the booth, several of our team members were able to catch sessions throughout the week including a presentation given by Dr. Giora Weisz on the current status and future directions of robotic-assisted PCI and a presentation on Geographic Miss that highlighted CorPath given by Dr. Bezerra from University Hospital in Cleveland. While sessions began on Sunday, the exhibit hall did not open until Tuesday evening.
Tuesday afternoon a live CorPath case was transmitted to the main arena at TCT. Here, Dr. Weisz highlighted the unique measurement feature of the system while answering questions from the panel. Dr. Pichard, a participant in our PRECISE clinical trial, was on the panel and spoke to the level of precision CorPath has afforded him.
For the duration of the meeting, Corindus gave hands-on demonstrations of the CorPath System at our booth in the Expo Hall. Some of the most exciting components of the booth were the main stage and interactive touchscreen where attendees could scroll through everything from educational videos on the measurement feature and how the cassette works to presentations on robotic-assisted PCI and its benefits for hospitals, physicians, and patients. As adoption of CorPath has increased within our installed sites, we have been able to capture taped cases of varying complexity and gain insight from the users themselves which were also highlighted on the touchscreen.
Attendees look on as a physician uses the CorPath System on our main stage.
Wednesday morning, over 130 attendees woke up bright and early to attend our breakfast symposium where CorPath users described their experience using the system and presented cases. Dr. David Holmes was also on the faculty and gave an inspiring talk on the history of PCI. We will be posting the full recording of the presentations on our website in the coming weeks.
Standing room only at our breakfast symposium!
On Wednesday we also announced the CorPath One Stent Program, where for each eligible CorPath procedure in which a second unplanned stent is used, Corindus will provide a $1,000 credit to the hospital. This is our promise to hospitals that by minimizing stent utilization using the CorPath System has the potential to bring significant clinical, safety, and financial benefits to hospitals.
The expo hall closed up Thursday night but not before attendees got their fill of Halloween candy! When all was said and done, hundreds of attendees were able to interact with the CorPath System and learn more about its potential to improve clinical outcomes. Each year, the sessions, topics, and symposia get more exciting as new technology continues to grow and physicians and companies alike work to optimize PCI. CorPath is on the forefront of the push to optimize PCI and hospitals across the country are becoming the first in their area to offer robotic angioplasty to their patients.