Category: Research & Development
A retrospective study of more than 2,500 patients finds fewer hospital readmissions associated with robotic-assisted hysterectomy compared with laparoscopic, open or vaginal procedures.
Medical device industry lobbying group AdvaMed updates its guidance on when and how to conduct registries, including a new set of "threshold questions" to guide whether a registry is appropriate at all.
Registries are an increasingly popular tool for gathering population-level data on a particular medical device or therapy, but given their complex nature and potentially high cost they may not be the best way to get the information needed.
Medtech titan Medtronic touts a relatively minor clinical trial win for the physical integrity of its Resolute drug-eluting stent in what is otherwise a tie with Boston Scientific's Promus Element device.
Cordis Corp. presents 2-year data from a trial of its Incraft AAA stent graft system, touting positive outcomes during 2014 Leipzig Interventional Course in Germany.
Cordis Corp, a Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary, released 2-year data from its INNOVATION trial testing the safety and performance of the Incraft abdominal aortic aneurysm stent graft system.
Medtech titan Boston Scientific awards a $3.4 million grant to support research into minimally invasive cardiac treatments at Saint Luke's Mid American Heart Institute.
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Massachusetts medtech giant Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) awarded a $3.4 million 3-year grant to support cardiac research at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute.
The FDA implements new procedures to ensure that female patients are adequately represented in post-approval studies of medical devices.
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Based on the results of a newly unveiled study, the FDA plans to implement new processes to ensure that women make up an appropriate portion of medical device post-approval studies.