Boston Scientific begins marketing remote catheter system in Europe through exclusive agreement with Catheter Robotics


Boston Scientific is beginning to market the CRI Amigo system, a remote-controlled catheter system, and related accessories in select European countries through an exclusive agreement with Catheter Robotics.

The CRI Amigo system, compatible with certain Boston Scientific and other commercially available catheters, lets physicians remotely maneuver diagnostic and ablation catheters designed to treat common cardiac arrhythmias during electrophysiology procedures. Boston Scientific plans to market the Amigo system in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland.

“To perform successful ablation procedures, electrophysiologists require precise control over catheter tip placement,” said Jean Paul Albenque, Clinique Pasteur, Toulouse, France. “The Amigo Remote catheter system, used in combination with the predictable steering and stability of Boston Scientific’s leading RF ablation catheters, offers improved comfort and reduced radiation exposure without sacrificing performance.”

The Amigo system is designed to integrate easily into existing catheter labs for use in simple and complex procedures to diagnose and treat cardiac arrhythmias. It connects to the handle of specific electrophysiological catheters and lets the physician remotely operate the catheter with a controller. The system is intended to allow full operation of all catheter functions while reducing a physician’s radiation exposure during the procedure.