Corindus Completes 1st Commercial Installation of CorPath GRX System Outside of U.S.
Corindus Vascular reported the first commercial installation of a CorPath GRX System outside of the United States.
According to a media release, the system was purchased by the Apex Heart Institute in Ahmedabad, India, a cardiology center. Corindus will partner with Apex Heart Institute to develop a Global Center of Excellence to train interventional cardiologists on robotic-assisted percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI).
The Company said that the hospital's first complete robotic procedure was performed via left dorsal transradial access by Tejas Patel, M.D. Dr. Patel is Chairman and Chief Interventional Cardiologist at the Apex Heart Institute and a global key opinion leader and pioneer of the transradial access technique, training over 5,000 physicians on his techniques over the course of his career.
Procedures performed via transradial access have shown significant benefits for patients including reduced incidence of major bleeding and vascular complications and increased patient satisfaction.
"After completing the initial cases with CorPath GRX, I and my partner Dr. Sanjay Shah are very impressed by the capabilities of the system in complex procedures and the level of precision we are able to deliver," stated Dr. Patel. "Robotics is an important component of the future of interventional cardiology at Apex Heart Institute. We look forward to pioneering this technology in India and around the world."
Mark Toland, President and Chief Executive Officer of Corindus, stated "We are pleased that Apex Heart Institute has launched the first robotic program in India, successfully performing eleven PCI procedures during its first three days of use. India represents a new and developing market area for Corindus, and we are looking forward to working with Dr. Patel and the Apex Heart Institute as we introduce our precision vascular robotics to this area."
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Tea Forté Introduces ‘Matcha’ Collection
Convenience meets tradition in Tea Forté’s new Ceremonial Matcha Bowl Set and the Matcha Single Steeps.
The company said its spring harvested, shade grown, stone ground, organic matcha tea is best served in a centuries-old Japanese tea ceremony called chanoyu: a preparation technique known for its centering meditative qualities.
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According to a release, in addition to its distinctive taste, matcha is prized for its health benefits. Steeped green tea contains only the antioxidants that can be extracted in water, while with matcha, the whole leaf is consumed.
Available now in select stores and online at teaforte.com.
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