Robotic surgery company Hansen Medical puts itself up for sale

Intravascular robotics company Hansen Medical of Mountain View, CA, is exploring strategic alternatives, including but not limited to "a licensing transaction, a refinancing transaction, a strategic business combination, partnership, a possible sale or disposition of one or more corporate assets or the company itself." CEO Cary Vance said in a statement: "Our board is focused on evaluating additional options that may enhance or accelerate the value that we believe is inherent in an approved technology-platform product, which has experienced growing utilization and an expanding breadth of clinical utility." Release