Stereotaxis Announces Vdrive<sup>TM</sup>, a New Technology for Remote Navigation of Diagnostic Devices

   Stereotaxis, Inc. announced the introduction of its new VdriveTM, an expansion of its Magnetic Navigation platform that facilitates remote manipulation of diagnostic devices used during EP procedures. The Vdrive will be commercially available when regulatory processes are complete.    During complex ablation procedures, electrophysiologists commonly use multiple advanced diagnostic catheters and positioning sheaths. Navigation of these devices is a significant component of an electrophysiologist's workflow. Vdrive is designed to significantly improve the efficiency of remote procedures.    Vdrive works with Stereotaxis' Magnetic Platform and enables the electrophysiologist to fully and remotely control diagnostic catheters and accessories. The Vdrive module will be installed near the patient table and disposable components will be needed for each procedure. The disposable for circular mapping catheter control will be made available initially, to be followed shortly thereafter by disposables for sheath and intra-cardiac echocardiography (ICE) control.    Vdrive will join QuickCASTM, Stereotaxis' catheter advancement system, as the fundamental elements of Stereotaxis' disposable product portfolio. Vdrive uses mechanical and electronic controls for its remote operations and is expandable to work with major types of EP diagnostic catheters.     “By providing physicians with a helping hand to control diagnostic catheters and accessories, Vdrive has the potential to enable a much simplified and enhanced EP workflow and much improved efficiency," said Michael P. Kaminski, President and Chief Executive Officer of Stereotaxis, Inc.