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Strongest Growth in US Peripheral Vascular Market to Come in Lower Extremity Indications

February 2, 2012 5:30 am | News | Comments

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, strong growth in the United States peripheral vascular (PV) market will come in lower-extremity indications, particularly through the...

Medtronic Announces First Patient Enrollment in Clinical Trial Assessing Guideline-Based Heart Failure Management in Primary Care Setting

February 2, 2012 5:12 am | News | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Medtronic, Inc. today announced the initiation and first patient enrollment in a clinical study that will evaluate gaps in the implementation of evidence-based treatment guidelines among chronic heart failure patients post-hospital discharge.

Valley Presbyterian Hospital Site for First Use of New Heart Device in U.S. since FDA Approval

February 1, 2012 5:51 am | News | Comments

VAN NUYS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Valley Presbyterian Hospital (VPH) was the site for the first implantation in the U.S. of a new heart device since the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the DF4 High-Voltage Connector System by Medtronic earlier this month...

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Sorin Group Launches a New Complete Portfolio of Pacing, Defibrillation and Left Ventricular Leads

February 1, 2012 5:48 am | News | Comments

MILAN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sorin Group, a global medical company and a leader in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, announced CE Mark approval and commercial launch for a comprehensive new range of pacing, defibrillation and left ventricular leads. Designed for safety...

DSM ComfortCoat hydrophilic coating enhances the capabilities of EPflex medical guidewires

February 1, 2012 5:31 am | News | Comments

DSM, a global leader in biomedical materials sciences, today announced a successful collaboration with medical manufacturer EPflex to launch a new set of guidewires with ComfortCoat® hydrophilic coating, a proprietary DSM technology. EPflex will manufacture...

Cook Medical Launches Zenith Low Profile Endovascular Graft in Canada

February 1, 2012 5:28 am | News | Comments

Stouffville, Ontario-Following Health Canada approval, the Zenith Low Profile AAA Endovascular Graft (Zenith AAA LP) from Cook Medical is now approved and will be launched to physicians in Canada. With a low-profile delivery system diameter of 18 Fr and simplified deployment...

Covidien Revascularization Device Approved for Interventional Management of Stroke Trial

January 31, 2012 6:01 am | News | Comments

MANSFIELD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Covidien, a leading global provider of healthcare products, today announced that the Solitaireâ„¢ FR Revascularization Device has been approved for investigational use in the Interventional Management of Stroke (IMS III) trial. The Solitaire FR...

Medtronic Announces FDA Approval of DF4 High-Voltage Connector System for Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices

January 31, 2012 5:59 am | News | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Medtronic, Inc. today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and launch of the DF4 High-Voltage Connector System, a right ventricular lead and connector used with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and cardiac...

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Physio-Control Completes Sale to Bain Capital

January 31, 2012 5:28 am | News | Comments

REDMOND, Wash. and BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Physio-Control, the world's leading provider of emergency medical response technology for use in the intervention and treatment of sudden cardiac arrest and other medical emergencies, today announced the completion of the sale...

Medtronic Launches New Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery Products Through Exclusive Distribution Agreement with Miami Instruments

January 30, 2012 5:50 am | News | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Medtronic, Inc. today announced that it has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Miami Instruments, LLC – a company focused on the design of innovative surgical instruments for minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS) procedures...

Cardinal Health and Cook Medical Announce Exclusive Agreement for Customizable Vascular Access Kitting Solution

January 30, 2012 5:18 am | News | Comments

DUBLIN, Ohio - Cardinal Health and Cook Medical today announced a two-year, exclusive agreement for the North American distribution of Cook Medical central venous catheter (CVC) sets with Cardinal Health Presource® customizable procedural kits ? providing clinicians with...

US Diagnostic Electrocardiography Device Market to Grow at a Slow Rate of 1.5 Percent Through 2016

January 27, 2012 4:50 am | News | Comments

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, declining demand in private practices for diagnostic electrocardiography (ECG) devices will contribute to slow growth in the United States market...

UF cardiologists, surgeons team up to offer life-extending procedure

January 27, 2012 4:35 am | News | Comments

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - For patients who have severe narrowing of the aortic valve, a condition known as aortic stenosis, standard treatment is surgical replacement of the damaged valve. But advanced age or medical problems such as lung disease prevent many of those patients from...

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CardioComm Solutions, Inc. Passes Canadian Medical Devices Conformity Assessment System ISO 13485:2003 Audit

January 26, 2012 6:05 am | News | Comments

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CardioComm Solutions, Inc., received confirmation from the Canadian Medical Devices Conformity Assessment System (CMDCAS) that it had cleared an ISO audit performed by DQS Medizinprodukte GmbH. CardioComm Solutions is registered...

Reverse Medical Corporation Announces Sale of its Neurovascular Guide Catheter Business

January 26, 2012 5:58 am | News | Comments

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Reverse Medical Corporation today announced that it has sold its line of neurovascular guide catheters to Covidien, a leading global provider of healthcare products. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “Despite being a young company...

SANUWAVE Technology Shown to Promote Fracture Healing by Affecting Growth of New Blood Vessels and Bone

January 26, 2012 5:51 am | News | Comments

ALPHARETTA, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SANUWAVE Health, Inc. today announced the publication of preclinical data demonstrating that the Company's Extracorporeal Shock Wave Technology (ESWT) promoted fracture healing by eliciting the production of specific growth...

Medtronic Completes Enrollment of Extreme Risk Patient Group in CoreValve U.S. Pivotal Trial

January 25, 2012 5:50 am | News | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Medtronic, Inc. today announced it has completed patient enrollment in the extreme risk study in its CoreValve U.S. Pivotal Trial. The company also received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for an extended investigation...

First Patient Enrolled in Medtronic-Supported Head-to-Head Clinical Trial Comparing Cryoballoon Ablation to RF Ablation for Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation

January 25, 2012 5:46 am | News | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Medtronic, Inc. today announced the first patient was enrolled in the FIRE AND ICE clinical trial, which is a prospective, randomized, multinational head-to-head clinical trial comparing the long-term safety, effectiveness and ease of use of the Medtronic Arctic...

Spectranetics Strengthens Peripheral Vascular Portfolio with a Partnership to Distribute the TAPAS Catheter

January 25, 2012 5:42 am | News | Comments

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Spectranetics Corporation today announced an agreement with ThermopeutiX, Inc. to commercialize the TAPAS catheter, a therapeutic infusion system. The product has recently received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance...

VasoStitch Completes Successful In Vivo Study of Its Breakthrough Access-and-Closure System for Nonsurgical Deployment of Transcatheter Therapies

January 24, 2012 4:41 am | News | Comments

DANVILLE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--VasoStitch, a start-up medical technology company, announced today that it has successfully completed its first in vivo study of its percutaneous access-and-closure system for the nonsurgical deployment of large-diameter transcatheter therapeutic devices...

CardioComm Solutions, Inc. Receives FDA Clearance to Market First Over-the-Counter Heart Monitoring Solution

January 23, 2012 5:44 am | News | Comments

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CardioComm Solutions, Inc., a global medical provider of ECG acquisition and management software solutions, received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for over-the-counter (OTC) sales and marketing of their consumer-based...

Precision Pulmonary Diagnostics to Offer OSA Portable Monitor Testing

January 23, 2012 5:42 am | News | Comments

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Precision Pulmonary Diagnostics (PPD®) recently added portable monitor testing to its diagnostic offerings of sleep apnea in commercial drivers. PPD is an industry leader, providing turn-key sleep apnea disease management program and lab network.

Acacia Subsidiary Acquires Patents for Catheter Ablation Technology

January 23, 2012 5:37 am | News | Comments

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Acacia Research Corporation announced today that a subsidiary has acquired patents relating to catheter ablation technology. “Acacia continues to increase the number of patent portfolios we control in the medical technology sector,” commented Paul Ryan...

Nanomedical Global Sales to Reach $130.9 Billion in 2016

January 23, 2012 5:24 am | News | Comments

Wellesley, Mass. – According to a new technical market research report, NANOTECHNOLOGY IN MEDICAL APPLICATIONS: THE GLOBAL MARKET (HLC069B) from BCC Research, nanomedical global sales totaled $72.8 billion in 2011 and are expected to increase...

Crux Biomedical's IVC Filter Receives CE Mark Approval

January 23, 2012 5:05 am | News | Comments

MENLO PARK, Calif. /PRNewswire/ -- Crux Biomedical announced it has received CE mark approval for their revolutionary inferior vena cava filter (IVCF) with bi-directional retrieval (BDR). Vena cava filters are designed to trap blood clots that can lead to a potentially fatal pulmonary embolism (PE). 

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