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Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Boston Scientific Spends $160M on Veniti’s Venous Stents
Boston Scientific is proving itself to have more stamina than the Energizer Bunny when it comes to making acquisitions. The Marlborough, MA-based company is now picking up Veniti, a firm that has developed a stent system for treating venous obstructive disease. The...
August 13, 2018
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
World’s Smallest Clot Retriever for Strokes Receives CE Mark
Rapid Medical, based in Yokneam, Israel, won European regulatory approval to introduce its TIGERTRIEVER 13, the narrowest clot retriever now available for use in treating ischemic stroke. The device can be used in vessels as small as 1 millimeter in width and...
August 8, 2018
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Boston Scientific to Buy Claret Medical for up to $270 Million
Boston Scientific Corporation today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Claret Medical, Inc., a privately-held company that has developed and commercialized the Sentinel® Cerebral Embolic Protection System. The device is used to protect the brain during certain interventional procedures,...
July 23, 2018
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Boston Scientific to Pay $202 Million for Cryterion Medical
Boston Scientific Corporation today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Cryterion Medical, Inc., a privately-held company developing a single-shot cryoablation platform for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF). The addition of this cryoballoon platform positions the company as the first...
July 5, 2018
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
BIOLIFE4D Successfully 3D Bioprints Human Heart Tissue
BIOLIFE4D, a biotech pioneer leveraging advances in tissue engineering to 3D print human organs viable for transplant, today announced it has successfully demonstrated its ability to 3D bioprint human cardiac tissue – specifically, a human cardiac patch. The scientific milestone...
June 28, 2018
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
“Smart Stent” Monitors Blood Flow, Detects Narrowing of Arteries
Vascular stents are some of the most commonly implanted medical devices, keeping millions of arteries open to uninterrupted blood flow. Though they tend to work well at first, too many end up being re-stenosed by new deposits of plaque and...
June 26, 2018
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
HeartSciences Named “Start-Up to Watch”
SOUTHLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HeartSciences is delighted to have been highlighted as “Start-Up to Watch” in the June 8, 2018 issue of the MedTech Strategist. The article titled “HEARTSCIENCES: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IMPROVES FRONTLINE RISK STRATIFICATION FOR HEART DISEASES” discusses HeartSciences’ role in addressing the current challenges...
June 25, 2018
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Doctors Told Not to Order ECG’s for Low-Risk Patients
Doctors shouldn’t routinely perform electrocardiograms on patients at low risk for heart disease, an influential federal panel is recommending. While an ECG test of the heart’s electrical activity is safe and inexpensive, the benefits for patients at low risk of...
June 14, 2018
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Implantable Device Delivers Drugs Straight to the Heart
An international team of researchers, led by Harvard University, have developed a refillable, implantable device, which sits directly on the heart and can deliver drugs and other therapies to treat the aftereffects of a heart attack. The device, dubbed Therepi,...
June 14, 2018
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