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Robotic Electromagnetic Catheter Guidance Control and Imaging for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
Josh Yehoshua Shachar, CEO and Chief Technology Officer and Eli Gang, MD, FACC, FACP, Chief Medical Officer

Catheter ablation has become the curative treatment for cardiac arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation, the most prevalent form of arrhythmia. In the past decade, remote navigation systems have been developed with the aim of improving the precision and stability of catheter control compared with manual ablation procedures. These remote navigation systems have relied on electro-mechanical control or passive magnets as means of guiding catheter ablation, with little success due to inherent limitations of these technologies. The clinically tested Robotic Catheter Guidance Control and Imaging (CGCI) System of Magnetecs Corporation, which uses novel electromagnetic technology, has the potential to increase procedure success, decrease procedure time and minimize catheter-related complications, initially in treatment of atrial fibrillation. CGCI’s unique array of eight electromagnets provides real-time, high speed, closed loop control for physicians to precisely and consistently guide minimally invasive surgical tools within the highly dynamic environment of the beating heart while enhancing both the physician’s dexterity and the patient’s safety. Josh Shachar, CEO of Magnetecs Corporation, will present the CGCI electro-magnetic technology and review its dynamically shaped “lobed” magnetic field with three-dimensional motion and automated catheter control. Dr. Eli Gang, CMO of Magnetecs and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, will review clinical results using the Robotic CGCI System. About the Speakers: Josh Yehoshua Shachar, CEO and Chief Technology Officer of Magnetecs Corporation, is an inventor and a mathematician with over 25 years experience in the fields of advanced medical technologies and military systems. He has more than 70 currently active patents and applications and has held multiple executive management positions at high-technology companies. He is the founder and CEO of Magnetecs Corporation, a medical technology company which makes electromagnetic guidance and control systems for minimally invasive procedures; owner and founder of Engineered Magnetics, Inc. and EDEL Engineering Development Corp., both military aerospace companies; and founder and CTO of Pharmaco-Kinesis Corporation, which creates advanced implantable medical devices and detection systems. Eli Gang, MD, FACC, FACP, Chief Medical Officer of Magnetecs Corporation, is Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA Medical School, Director of the Clinical Electrophysiology Laboratory at Brotman Hospital in Los Angeles, and General Partner at the Cardiovascular Medical Group of Southern California. Dr. Gang was co-Director of the Clinical Electrophysiology Laboratory at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles from 1983–1988 and taught Clinical Electrophysiology at Tel Hashomer Hospital in Israel in 1982. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia College in New York City and his Masters Degree from Columbia University’s College of Physicians & Surgeons. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 manuscripts and abstracts and several book chapters, mostly in the area of clinical and experimental electrophysiology.

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