Stereotaxis and Philips extend development collaboration for Niobe ES and Allura Xper FD10


Stereotaxis and Philips have signed an addendum pursuant to their existing development and cooperation agreement to facilitate development of a new interface between each company’s most advanced systems for electrophysiology (EP) and interventional cardiology procedures. The new interface should enable interoperability of Stereotaxis’ Niobe ES remote magnetic navigation system with the latest version of Philips’ cardiovascular X-ray system, Allura Xper FD10.

William C Mills, Stereotaxis chief executive officer, says, “We have been aligned with Philips for more than a decade in delivering cutting-edge solutions that ensure effective procedures while optimising clinician comfort and efficiency in the cardiac cath lab. Partnering with industry leaders to develop key enabling solutions has been an integral part of our ongoing commitment to evolving our magnetic navigation platform for improved performance.”

Ronald Tabaksblat, business leader of Image-Guided Therapy Systems at Philips, says, “The collaboration with Stereotaxis broadens our ability to provide our customers with advanced imaging and navigation solutions for electrophysiology procedures that are seamlessly integrated into our interventional labs with the aim to make such procedures more effective and easier to perform.”

The latest release of the Philips’ Allura Xper FD10 system is a ceiling-suspended cardiovascular X-ray system widely used for EP and other cardiac interventions. The system offers rotational scan capabilities to produce high-resolution, 3D impressions of cardiac anatomy. It features low dose X-ray, storage and retrieval of multi-modality cardiology information from a central workstation, and high quality visualization of the position of catheters in real-time.