Zargis Medical launched the ZargisTelemed platform; St. Jude's epiducer percutaneous lead delivery system wins CE Mark; Covidien's V-Loc knotless wound closure devices; and Abbott's TREK coronary balloon catheter rolls out in Europe.
Zargis Telemed débuts tele-auscultation: Zargis Medical launched the ZargisTelemed platform, which streams the heart and lung sounds to anywhere in the world. The sounds are transmitted in real-time either over the internet or a private network allowing for remote diagnosis and expert opinions. It can be installed on a private server or accessed from Zargis' servers. The software is integrated with the Cardioscan heart sounds analysis software and the Zargis StethAssist heart and lung sounds visualization software.
St. Jude's Epiducer percutaneous lead delivery system wins CE Mark: St. Jude Medical announced European approval of its Epiducer lead delivery device. The system is designed for use in the implantation of paddle leads, which are used in neurostimulation therapy to treat patients suffering from chronic pain. By making lead implantation possible through a single, minimally invasive incision, the Epiducer system improves on traditional, more invasive methods of lead delivery.