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Hansen Medical/Intuitive Surgical

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Co-exclusive cross-licensing agreement gives Hansen Medical the right to apply Intuitive Surgical's roughly 250 patents in robotic-assisted intravascular approaches to the treatment and diagnosis of cardiovascular, neurovascular and peripheral vascular diseases, the companies announce Sept. 7. Intuitive Surgical will also have an equity stake in Hansen and earn royalties on its future product sales. In exchange, Intuitive Surgical gains access to over 50 Hansen patents related to robotic catheter technology and minimally invasive surgery...

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