Corindus Named to Fast Company’s “Most Innovative” List for 2021 Amid Global Expansion
WALTHAM, Mass. -- Corindus, A Siemens Healthineers Company and one of the leading developers of precision vascular robotics, announced today it has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2021, earning the No. 5 spot in the robotics category. The award recognizes Corindus and its robotic platform with developmental remote technology for its role in completing the first transcontinental cardiovascular test procedures in the U.S., which demonstrated telerobotic medicine’s potential to significantly expand patient access to care.
“Corindus has made significant progress toward our goal of expanding access to care through remote robotic interventions,” said Wayne Markowitz, Executive Vice President and Head of Corindus.
Additionally, the company announced:
- It has expanded its global customer base within the last six months with signed agreements from Germany, Spain, South Africa, Australia, and Poland.
- A leading hospital in Dortmund, Germany became the first facility in the world to complete in-human interventions with the new technIQ Series movements and Siemens Healthineers’ ARTIS icono angiography imaging system, providing their clinicians the advantage of more precise medicine with automation and advanced imaging technologies.
- The University of Washington Medical Center performed the first-in-human robotic-assisted percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) cases in the U.S. using new automated robotic movements from the technIQ Series, which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared in December 2020.
William Lombardi, MD, FACC, FSCAI, director for complex coronary artery disease therapies at the University of Washington Heart Institute, has developed novel maneuvers to treat chronic total occlusion (CTO) and complex PCI cases. The new technIQ movements replicate some of the manual techniques that he employs in those cases and make complex procedures more repeatable with consistent device movements through the vasculature.
“We are proud to be on the cutting edge of cardiovascular technology and we are honored to play a role in introducing the new technIQ automation to our department and our patients,” said Dr. Lombardi. “Enhancing physician capability with robotic-assisted technology allows us to handle the most challenging cases while continuously achieving positive outcomes for our patients.”
“Corindus has made significant progress toward our goal of expanding access to care through remote robotic interventions, and we are excited to validate those efforts with the recognition from Fast Company,” said Wayne Markowitz, Executive Vice President and Head of Corindus. “By combining our robotic platform with remote capability, data-driven automation and advanced imaging technology, we aim to recalibrate the standard of care with the goal of expanding the reach of high-level treatment to all patients regardless of their location. We look forward to building more new partnerships around the world and contributing to better health outcomes globally.”