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November 16, 2012News for medical technology professionals

  Top Story 
  • Cook gets FDA OK for device to treat peripheral artery disease
    The FDA has granted Cook Medical approval for its Zilver PTX drug-eluting peripheral stent, the first such device to be approved in the U.S. The self-expanding metal stent, which is coated with the paclitaxel drug, is used to reopen blocked or narrowed femoropopliteal arteries in patients with peripheral artery disease. (11/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Business & Market Trends 
  • Texas cancer imaging firm obtains $14.5 million
    A regulatory filing indicated that Seno Medical Technologies has obtained $14.5 million in a round of financing from 28 undisclosed backers. The San Antonio company is working on a device that identifies the location of tumors in breast issue using opto-acoustic imaging. (Boston) (11/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Calif. heart device startup looks to obtain $14M by year's end
    Medical Device Innovations hopes to raise $14 million in a funding round set to close by the end of 2012. The Carlsbad, Calif.-based startup plans to use the money in part to conduct clinical studies of its catheter-based technology that does not depend on any energy source to treat patients with atrial fibrillation. (11/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Funding round brings in almost $3.5 million for iRhythm
    IRhythm Technologies has secured almost $3.5 million in a funding round. The San Francisco startup is the maker of the Zio Patch system, a single-use device that can be worn for a maximum of 14 days to monitor cardiac rhythm continuously in asymptomatic patients. (11/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Allied Minds backs atrial fibrillation device firm
    Allied Minds, a Boston-based investment group, has provided more than $1 million in funding to help establish LuxCath. The newly formed company is working on a device that can be used to help treat patients with atrial fibrillation by allowing heart lesions to be viewed in real time. Mass High Tech (Boston) (11/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  International Developments 
  • Database aims to foster collaboration among HTA bodies in EU
    EUnetHTA, a health technology assessment network in Europe, has introduced the Evidence Database on New Technologies, or EVIDENT, in an effort to promote more collaboration among HTA agencies in the region. The database is designed to assemble and exchange early information on study gaps as well as additional data requests from HTA entities. Clinica (subscription required) (11/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Science & Health 
  • Biotronik wins FDA approval for peripheral artery stent trial
    Biotronik has received investigational device exemption approval from the FDA to include U.S. patients in a study of its Pulsar-18 stent, which is targeted at the superficial femoral artery and can be used to treat different sizes of lesions. The company also has completed the first implantation of the self-expanding stent in the U.S. (Boston) (11/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Emerging Technologies 
  • Teleflex's vascular access catheter scores 510(k) clearance
    The FDA has cleared Teleflex to market its Nylus catheter, which is delivered peripherally to the central venous system. The device was first cleared in Europe in July and is intended to help minimize the risk of blood clot-related complications during infusions, among other applications. (11/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Government & Regulatory 
  • FDA approves study of Abiomed's right ventricle heart pump
    Abiomed has received investigational device exemption approval from the FDA to conduct a clinical study of its Impella RP device, a new cardiac pump used to access the right ventricle of the heart through the vena cava. The device will be tested for two years in 30 patients with right-side heart failure. (Boston) (11/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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