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Cardica and Intuitive Surgical to Host Educational Symposium on 'Advanced Techniques and Technologies in Robotic Coronary Revascularization and Mitral Valve Repair'
Date:1/18/2008


- Event to be Held January 27th at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time in Conjunction with

Leading Cardiothoracic Surgeons Conference - REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardica, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRDC) and Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISRG) today announced they will host an evening symposium on the topic of "Advanced Techniques and Technologies in Robotic Coronary Revascularization and Mitral Valve Repair." The symposium will feature Intuitive's da Vinci(R) Surgical System and Cardica's innovative C-Port (R) Distal Anastomosis Systems, which are designed to allow surgeons to automate the attachment of blood vessel grafts during coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) procedures, replacing traditional hand-sewn sutures.

The educational event will take place on Sunday, January 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. Eastern Time at the Renaissance Hotel Grand Ballroom in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. during the 44th Annual Meeting of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), the largest meeting of cardiothoracic surgeons in North America. This activity is not part of the official scientific program of STS.

"This symposium offers cardiothoracic surgeons an opportunity to learn from their peers who are leading the adoption of beating heart robotic CABG surgery and the establishment of robotic mitral valve surgery as standard of care," said Louis A. Brunsting, III, M.D., cardiothoracic surgeon for Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. "The Cardica C-Port systems and da Vin
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