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Slovenia's 1st Total Artificial Heart Patient Discharged from UMC Ljubljana Using the Freedom Portable Driver

January 19, 2012 4:55 am | News | Comments

TUCSON, Ariz. – SynCardia Systems, Inc., manufacturer of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, announced today that on Dec. 29, 2011, University Medical Center (UMC) Ljubljana discharged Slovenia's first Total Artificial Heart patient, 61-year-old...

Patients Report Controversial Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Improves Their Lives: Presented at ISET 2012

January 18, 2012 5:55 am | News | Comments

MIAMI BEACH, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Although using angioplasty to treat multiple sclerosis (MS) is highly controversial, sufferers often insist it helps – in some cases dramatically, such as allowing them to walk without a cane. Patients with less severe MS also reported additional quality...

US BioDesign Launches Cardiovascular Biomaterials Business Segment

January 18, 2012 5:26 am | News | Comments

PERKASIE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--US BioDesign announced today the launch of its cardiovascular biomaterials business segment. This portion of US BioDesign will be responsible for the research, analysis and production of products and services in the cardiovascular device area.

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Medtronic Endurant II AAA Stent Graft System Launches Internationally with CE Mark

January 18, 2012 4:46 am | News | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS –– Medtronic Inc. today announced the CE (Conformité Européenne) mark and international launch of the Endurant® II AAA Stent Graft System, which meaningfully expands the options physicians outside the United States have to treat patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms...

Study Finds Intraosseous Infusion is Equivalent to Intravenous Infusion During Therapeutic Hypothermia

January 17, 2012 4:51 am | News | Comments

SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The results of a study conducted by Vidacare Corporation comparing whether Intraosseous (IO) vascular access may be used to infuse chilled saline as effectively as peripheral intravenous (IV) access to achieve therapeutic hypothermia found no statistical...

Saudi Arabia Uses ZOLL's Temperature Management Solution to Revive Pilgrims from Heat Stroke During the Hajj Pilgrimage

January 16, 2012 5:34 am | News | Comments

CHELMSFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ZOLL® Medical Corporation, a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions, announced today that the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health purchased six ZOLL intravascular temperature management (IVTM™) systems...

Humedica Releases Cutting-Edge Predictive Model to Help Prevent Congestive Heart Failure Hospitalizations

January 16, 2012 5:15 am | News | Comments

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humedica, the leading clinical analytics company, today announced the launch of a new predictive analytic model that will identify patients at high-risk for a Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) hospitalization. Designed to enable providers to identify high-risk CHF patients...

Data from St. Jude Medical's ASSERT Implantable Device Monitoring Study Published in New England Journal of Medicine

January 13, 2012 5:26 am | News | Comments

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--St. Jude Medical, a global medical device company, today announced the publication of results from the ASSERT cohort study in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). The ASSERT study, or ASymptomatic AF and Stroke Evaluation...

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Endosense Launches TactiCath 75 Force-Sensing Catheter, Announces New Results of EFFICAS I Clinical Study

January 13, 2012 5:14 am | News | Comments

GENEVA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Endosense, a pioneer and leader in force-sensing technology focused on improving the efficacy and safety of catheter ablation for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, has announced the European launch of the TactiCath 75 force-sensing ablation catheter...

Biosense Webster Completes Enrollment in Ground-Breaking SMART-AF Trial

January 13, 2012 5:05 am | News | Comments

DIAMOND BAR, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biosense Webster Inc., a worldwide leader in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, announced the completion of enrollment in their latest ground-breaking clinical trial, the SMART-AF Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) study.

Biosense Webster Announces FDA approval of the THERMOCOOL SF Catheter in the United States

January 13, 2012 5:03 am | News | Comments

DIAMOND BAR, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biosense Webster, Inc., a worldwide leader in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, announced the FDA approval of the new THERMOCOOL® SF irrigated ablation catheter in the United States. The THERMOCOOL® SF NAV Catheter...

Intellicell Biosciences announces the licensing of its proprietary patent, pending stromal vascular fraction manufacturing technology

January 11, 2012 4:52 am | News | Comments

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Intellicell Biosciences, Inc., (“Intellicell”) or the (“Company”), has licensed its proprietary, patent, pending technology for the manufacture of stromal vascular fraction from adipose tissue to Cell-Innovations, Pty Limited a company headquartered...

Cameron Health Submits PMA Application to FDA for the S-ICD System

January 10, 2012 6:33 am | News | Comments

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cameron Health, Inc. (“Cameron Health”) announced today that it has submitted the Premarket Approval (PMA) application to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the S-ICD System, the world's only completely subcutaneous implantable defibrillator.

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US Interventional Cardiology Device Market Will Shrink by Three Percent Per Year Through 2016

January 10, 2012 6:19 am | News | Comments

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, interventional cardiology devices in the United States will see a shrinking overall market due to a maturity in procedures and heavy downward pressures...

MedPlast's Pessary Balloon Manufacture Showcases Multi-Function Technical Mastery(2)

January 10, 2012 6:09 am | News | Comments

ELKHORN, Wis. -- MedPlast, Inc.'s ability to craft the pessary balloons that enhance quality of life for many women underscores the company's commitment to premium quality output and complete mastery of many separate - and complex - processes. Today's pessaries are precision-manufactured...

SANUWAVE Issued U.S. Patent for the Application of Acoustic Shock Waves Utilizing Its PACE Devices

January 9, 2012 5:48 am | News | Comments

ALPHARETTA, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SANUWAVE Health, Inc., an emerging medical technology company focused on the development and commercialization of noninvasive, biological response activating devices in regenerative medicine, today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office...

MindFrame Inc. Awarded New Patent for Breakthrough Capture LP Thrombectomy Technology

January 6, 2012 5:21 am | News | Comments

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MindFrame Inc. today announces the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 8,088,140, bringing the total number of patents awarded for its breakthrough thrombectomy technology to three. The previous two patents, U.S. Patent Nos. 8,066,757 and 8,070,791...

New generation drug-eluting stents associated with lower rates of mortality and restenosis than bare metal stents

January 6, 2012 4:56 am | News | Comments

A registry -which includes every patient in Sweden having percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for the treatment of acute and stable coronary artery disease- has found that PCI implantations using a new generation of drug-eluting stents is associated with lower rates of relapse...

An Outside Perspective: Joining Forces to Bring New Technology to Market

January 5, 2012 10:53 am | by John Havard | Articles | Comments

Medical device manufacturers that attempt to handle too many tasks in the product development process without the sufficient level of competency are simply setting themselves up for failure. It is vital for them to maintain a strong expertise in those core competencies and look outside for strategic partners who can aid them. This article examines that for the product design process.

CircuLite Awarded Grant from Cardiovascular Medical Research and Education Fund to Develop Right-Heart Circulatory Support System for Patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)

January 5, 2012 5:27 am | News | Comments

SADDLE BROOK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CircuLite®, Inc. today announced that it has received a grant from the Cardiovascular Medical Research and Education Fund, Inc. (CMREF) to fund the development of a right-heart circulatory support system based upon CircuLite's Synergy® Micro-pump...

Roche and Itamar-Medical Move Forward in Developing EndoPAT for Pre-Clinical Longitudinal Studies

January 5, 2012 5:15 am | News | Comments

CAESAREA, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Itamar-Medical, the world's leader of non-invasive devices for diagnosis of cardiovascular health, announced achievement of the next milestone of the international pharmaceutical company, Roche, to further develop the EndoPAT technology for pre-clinical trials.

Implantable Pulse Generators ‘Stimulate’ Medical Device Industry

January 4, 2012 11:46 am | by Chris Vaillancourt | Articles | Comments

In recent years, there has been great excitement about the use of neuromodulation to treat a wide array of medical conditions and diseases. The technology uses electrical signals to stimulate or block different nerve impulses in the body and is adapted from technology used in cardiac rhythm management. Advanced ceramic materials are playing an important role in the technology and are poised to play an even greater one as these medical devices flood onto the market to treat an increasing number of ailments.

SeptRx reports first 20 patients have been enrolled in its “InterSEPT" CE Mark trial of the SeptRx Intrapocket PFO Occluder

January 4, 2012 5:44 am | News | Comments

FREMONT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SeptRx, an emerging medical device company that has developed the SeptRx® Intrapocket PFO Occluder (IPO) - a platform for the percutaneous transcatheter closure of a heart defect known as patent foramen ovale (PFO) - reported today that it has completed...

BioLineRx Announces Initiation of CE Mark Registration Trial for BCM (BL-1040), a Novel Medical Device for Prevention of Cardiac Remodeling Following Acute Myocardial Infarction

January 4, 2012 5:35 am | News | Comments

JERUSALEM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BioLineRx, a biopharmaceutical development company, announced today the commencement of the PRESERVATION I clinical trial, a CE Mark registration trial of BCM (BL-1040), a novel medical device intended for the prevention of cardiac remodeling...

Presage® ST2 Assay Enters Routine Use for Heart Failure Patient Care

January 3, 2012 4:34 am | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Critical Diagnostics, a U.S.-based biomarker company focused on cardiovascular diseases, announced today that a major European medical center, Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol in Barcelona Spain, is now using the company's Presage® ST2 Assay for routine care...

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