Staar Surgical (NSDQ:STAA) this week reported results from the feasibility clinical study of its Evo+ Visian ICL with aspheric optics designed to reduce presbyopia, and that based on the results it plans to launch a pivotal clinical study of the device during the 1st quarter next year. The Monrovia, Calif.-based company’s EVO+ Visian ICL is designed […]
iVeena Delivery Systems said earlier this month that it finished a pilot trial for its IVMED-10 bioerodible implant designed to treat pain and inflammation after cataract surgery. Placed during cataract surgery, the sustained-release implant delivers dexamethasone for two weeks from the lens capsule. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News.
Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) today released results from a trial of its Allevyn Life multi-layer polyurethane dressing used in treating elderly patinets with hip fractures, touting reduced onset of pressure ulcers. Results from the trial were presented at the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel annual meeting this year, the company said. Data in the trial came […]
EBR Systems said yesterday that it raised $50 million to back a clinical trial for the wireless cardiac pacemaker it’s developing after winning CE Mark approval for a second-generation wireless transmitter. EBR’s device, which it calls wireless stimulation endocardially or Wise, uses a subcutaneous generator to wirelessly deliver ultrasound energy to a “pellet” implanted in the […]
Update: Corrected from previously mislabeled ‘interarterial’ to ‘interatrial’ shunts Corvia Medical said today it launched the Reduce LAP-HF II clinical trial of its transcatheter Interatrial Shunt Device designed to treat heart failure as it seeks FDA approval of the device. The Tewksbury, Mass.-based company said the 1st patient in the trial was enrolled by Dr. Rami Kahwash […]
Stryker (NYSE:SYK) yesterday released results from the Dawn trial of its Trevo thrombectomy device, touting significant effects even when used beyond six hours after stroke. Results from the trial were published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Kalamazoo, Mich.-based company said. “By quadrupling the size of the therapeutic time window, the consequence of Dawn […]
Urotronic is launching a feasibility trial of its drug-coated balloon in men with narrowed urethras, according to StarTribune. The Plymouth, Minn.-based company’s Optilume device is inserted into a patient’s urethra and then inflates to dilate the urethra, allowing urine to leave the patient’s bladder. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News.
Helius Medical Technologies (TSX:HSM) today released results from a registrational trial of its Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator, used to treat patients with chronic balance deficits due to mild-to-moderate traumatic brain injuries, touting positive effects but a missed primary effectiveness endpoint. The Newtown, Penn.-based company’s PONS system is designed to treat neurological symptoms, caused by trauma or disease, non-invasively […]
OncoSec Medical (NSDQ:ONCS) announced earlier this week that the company’s co-founder, Punit Dhillon, would step down as CEO and continue to serve as president while Daniel O’Connor takes over the corner office. O’Connor joined OncoSec’s board of directors in September this year. “We are pleased to welcome Dan to OncoSec at this important time, and believe […]
NanoVibronix (NSDQ:NAOV) today released interim results from a trial of its UroShield ultrasound device designed to prevent bacteria and biofilms from forming on urinary catheters, touting a low rate of catheter-acquired urinary tract infections. The Uroshield device from the Elmsford, N.Y.-based company is designed to decrease pain and discomfort associated with urinary catheter use while also […]
LumiThera today announced topline interim results from the Lightsite 1 trial of its LT-300 photobiomodulation device designed to treat dry age-related macular degeneration, touting statistically significant vision benefits maintained to 3 months. Data came from the 30-patient pilot study of the device, funded by a Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Institute of Health […]