AF Rotor Map
Atmospheric Rotor (Hurricane) in Satellite image
Only angels are more sensitive….
Ablacon develops Ablasense - a touch sensitive catheter - that works on the basis on a CMOS sensor array with over 60 thousand sensitive dots on a square millimeter. Ablasense is as sensitive as your fingertip – but smaller!
What does it take to see a hurricane….
Ablacon develops Ablamap an novel Rotor Mapping and Action Potential Wave Visualization system with superior resolution.
The left atrium of a human represents a surface area of more than 8x8 centimeters. Conventional rotor mapping has an resolution of about 1 square centimeter and shows 64 relevant pixels in an image. Since rotors are 1 to 2 centimeters in size it requires complex algorithms to visualize them (Example below: left - Rotor map as obtained from a state of the art system; right - cyclone on a high resolution satellite image, how you would like to see it).
Shaping the Future of Afib Ablation with
next generation ablation catheters
Ablacon has been created to work on improved catheter technologies in order to make the AFib ablation procedures safer and more efficient: Sensing catheters allow to better control the catheter positioning and intensity of the ablation. Water irrigation achieves to keep the endothelial tissue free of lesions. Mapping technologies provide targeting of rotors during the ablation procedure and immediate control of the therapeutic success.
Ablacon has invested into its intellectual property portfolio to bring those technologies together with its partners to a clinical proof of concept and to make them available for the leading medical device companies.
Ablacon`s technology can be applied to very thin catheters has low production cost and gives more accurate 3D results and allows to exactly target the point of interest previously identified in a classical EP mapping system. It does well combine with the extracardial mapping systems.