ICU Medical (NASDAQ:ICUI) is a step closer to acquiring Smiths Medical after clearing a shareholders vote at Smiths’ British parent company, the Smiths Group. Almost all of the nearly 327 million Smiths Group shareholders voting on November 17 approved the $2.35 billion buy. Get the full story on our sister site Medical Tubing + Extrusion.
MedAlliance today touted late-breaking clinical trial data demonstrating positive outcomes with its Selution SLR drug-eluting balloon. The company presented 18-month results from its Prestige below-the-knee (BTK) study evaluating the safety and performance of Selution SLR in treating long tibial occlusive lesions (TASC C & D) in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI) at VIVA21. According to a […]
MedAlliance announced today that it completed patient enrollment for a trial of its Selution SLR sirolimus drug-eluting balloon. Geneva, Switzerland-based MedAlliance, along with Japanese partner MDK Medical, completed the enrollment following the acceptance of a Clinical Trial Notification (CTN) by the Pharmaceutical Products and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) of Japan in June 2020. The study […]
Sinomed has completed the first commercial implantation of its HT Supreme drug-eluting stent in Ireland. Faisal Sharif, professor of translational cardiovascular medicine and innovation at the National University of Ireland Galway, successfully performed the first procedure with HT Supreme, a healing-targeted drug-eluting stent designed to treat patients with narrowing or blockages to their coronary arteries. […]
MedAlliance announced today that it closed patient enrollment for its clinical trial of the Selution SLR 018 BLF drug-eluting balloon. Nyon, Switzerland–based MedAlliance designed its Selution SLR 018 BLF for the treatment of patients with disease below the knee. The company touts Selution SLR as the first device of its kind to receive an “innovative […]
Abbott executive Dr. Nick West believes the company offers the “best-in-class” drug-eluting stent with its Xience platform. When Abbott (NYSE:ABT) CMO & divisional VP of global medical affairs for its vascular business Dr. Nick West looks back at his use of drug-eluting stents in the early 2000s, all he sees now is innovation. As a practicing interventional cardiologist, West […]
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) today announced that it has launched its Prevail drug-coated balloon catheter in Europe. The medtech giant designed the Prevail catheter for percutaneous coronary intervention procedures to treat narrowed or blocked coronary arteries in patients with coronary artery disease. Get the full story on our sister site, Medical Tubing + Extrusion.
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) this week launched its Agent IDE trial for its Agent drug-coated balloon. The U.S. prospective, randomized clinical trial will evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a drug-coated balloon (DCB) in patients with coronary in-stent restenosis in lesions up to 26 mm in length in a coronary artery 2.0 mm to 4.0 mm in […]
United Therapeutics (NSDQ:UTHR) today announced first-quarter results that came in well ahead of the consensus forecast. The Research Triangle Park, N.C.-based company posted profits of $28.3 million, or 61¢ per share, on sales of $379.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2021, for a -79.4% bottom-line slide on sales growth of 6.4%. Adjusted […]
Vascular Therapies announced today that a Phase 3 clinical trial of its Sirogen sirolimus formulation showed encouraging outcomes. Cresskill, N.J.-based Vascular Therapies designed its Sirogen proprietary sirolimus formulation for intraoperative local drug delivery to reduce surgical stenosis in blood vessels. The Phase 3 clinical trial evaluated Sirogen in elderly end-stage renal disease patients, according to […]