REDWOOD CITY, Calif, Oct. 27/PRNewswire/ -- Cardica, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRDC) today announced that its C-Port® Flex-A® Anastomosis System and its PAS-Port® Proximal Anastomosis System will be featured in several demonstration and wet lab presentations at the Advances in Robotic and Hybrid Coronary Revascularization conference, a meeting jointly developed by the International College of Robotic Surgery and Saint Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.
"This inaugural meeting will host more than 100 cardiothoracic surgeons from around the world, and is the first of its kind," said Bernard A. Hausen, M.D., Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of Cardica. "We congratulate the presenting surgeons, who continue to push the envelope and remain on the leading edge of cardiothoracic surgery, and commend the cardiothoracic surgeons and specialists attending the meeting, who are advancing their capabilities in minimally invasive cardiothoracic surgery. This forum represents an ideal interchange to advance the field of less invasive cardiac surgery."
The Cardica automated anastomosis systems will be featured in the presentations as follows:
- Beating Heart Totally Endoscopic Coronary Artery Bypass (BH TECAB) with Flex-A Automated Anastomosis Connector, Friday, October 29, 2010 8:40 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
- Conduits and Multivessel TECAB, Friday October 29, 2010, 1:20 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.
- Troubleshooting, Friday, October 29, 2010, 3:10 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Hands-on Wet Lab, Saturday, October 30, 2010 8:40 a.m. to 12:40 p.m.
To view a presentation showing Dr. Husam Balkhy completing a BH TECAB, please visit http://www.cardica.com/presentations/bhtecab/player.html. Cardica's C-Port® Distal Anastomosis and PAS-Port® Pr