Press Releases

TITUSVILLE, N.J., Jan. 16, 2018 — The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced findings from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Mini-Sentinel assessment, confirming the positive safety and efficacy profile of XARELTO® (rivaroxaban) established in the…
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 17, 2018 — International Biophysics Corporation, a global medical device manufacturer based in Austin, Texas, announced they have received FDA 510k clearance for their FloPump 32 centrifugal disposable heart pump. The FloPump 32 is one of the smallest centrifugal pumps in the…
DUBLIN — January 16, 2018 — Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) today announced that the company's Neurovascular business unit received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of the Riptide(TM) Aspiration System, adding a valuable tool to the Acute Ischemic Stroke (AIS) product portfolio.The…
(NEWARK, Del. – Jan. 12) Kirk N. Garratt, M.Sc, M.D, has been appointed medical director of Christiana Care Health System’s Center for Heart & Vascular Health. Dr. Garratt succeeds Tim Gardner, M.D., who retired after 12 years of dedication to Christiana Care and the Delaware community.“Dr.…
DUBLIN — January 11, 2018 — Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) today announced the publication of results from the 'Spasticity In Stroke-Randomised Study' (SISTERS) trial in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry (JNNP). These results demonstrate the superiority of Medtronic ITB TherapySM…
DUBLIN, Ohio, January 11, 2018 — Cordis, a Cardinal Health company, and Medinol today announced that the first commercial cases using the EluNIR™ drug-eluting stent (DES) in the United States were performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center in New York City and…
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (JANUARY 3, 2018) — W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) today announced the first implant of the GORE® EXCLUDER® Conformable AAA Endoprosthesis in the United States. The successful procedure took place on December 19, 2017 at Maimonides Medical Center in New York by Robert…
DURHAM, N.C., Jan. 9, 2018 — Micell Technologies, Inc. announced the recent online publication of five-year data from the DESSOLVE I and II trials. The report, "Long-term clinical outcomes of a crystalline sirolimus-eluting coronary stent with a fully bioabsorbable polymer coating: five-year…
Jupiter, Fla. — January 8, 2018 — Excel Medical launches the first FDA-cleared patient surveillance system. The WAVE Clinical Platform is the first of its kind cleared for marketing.The WAVE Clinical Platform is an always-on remote monitoring platform that displays near real-time clinical views…
ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Jan. 3, 2018 — Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for magnetic resonance (MR)-conditional labeling for the Quadra Assura MPTM Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Defibrillator (CRT-D) and Fortify AssuraTM Implantable Cardioverter…
DUBLIN — December 19, 2017 — Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) announced today that Bob White, previously Senior Vice President and President of Medtronic's Asia Pacific (APAC) Region, has been named Executive Vice President and President of Medtronic's Minimally Invasive Therapies Group (MITG). In…
San Diego, Calif. — Renova™ Therapeutics, a biotechnology company developing gene and peptide-based treatments for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation for the company’s lead product candidate,…
Malvern, Pa., December 11, 2017 — Siemens Healthineers has launched teamplay Cardio, a new cardiology dashboard application within the Siemens Healthineers Digital Ecosystem. Part of teamplay—the company’s cloud-based network that enables access to metrics from a facility’s imaging fleet—this…
ROSEMONT, Ill., Dec. 11, 2017 — Eating yogurt on a regular basis may help reduce measures of chronic inflammation in women and support a healthy digestive system, researchers from University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (UW-Madison) report in the British Journal…
PLAINSBORO, N.J., Dec. 5, 2017 — Novo Nordisk today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved its New Drug Application (NDA) for OZEMPIC® (semaglutide) injection 0.5 mg or 1 mg, a once-weekly glucagon-like peptide (GLP-1) receptor agonist indicated as an adjunct to diet…
WALTHAM, MA — December 1, 2017 — Corindus Vascular Robotics, Inc. [NYSE American: CVRS], a leading developer of precision vascular robotics, announced today that Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, a leading cardiovascular center located in the Texas Medical Center, has…
MALVERN, Pa., Nov. 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)—BioTelemetry, Inc., the leading mobile and wireless medical technology company focused on the delivery of health information to improve quality of life and reduce cost of care, announced today a partnership with Apple to provide cardiac monitoring…
DUBLIN, Ohio, November 30, 2017 — Cordis, a Cardinal Health company, and Medinol today announced United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the EluNIR™ drug-eluting stent (DES) for the treatment of patients with narrowing or blockages to their coronary arteries. The EluNIR™…
MADRID — Nov. 28, 2017 — MedLumics, a medical device company developing an optically guided cardiac ablation platform for the treatment of Atrial fibrillation (AF), announced today it has appointed James Greene as Chief Executive Officer and named Giovanni Leo to the board of directors. The…
HOUSTON (November 16, 2017)—Digisonics and Medis have partnered to provide a comprehensive single system solution that adds cardiac MR to Digisonics congenital Echo and Cath system. The industry leading QMass and QFlow applications from Medis will help solidify Digisonics as the only congenital…
New York, NY (November, 21, 2017) — This Thanksgiving week, WCBS-TV will air “The Resilient Heart,” a feature documentary that explores the keys to eradicating heart disease on a worldwide scale. The film will air on Friday, November 24, from 10 am to 11 am on WCBS (channel 2) and on Sunday,…