Abbott today announced FDA approval of its TactiFlex Ablation Catheter, Sensor Enabled, which the company describes as the world’s first ablation catheter with a flexible tip and contact force technology. The TactiFlex catheter also integrates with Abbott’s EnSite X EP System, enabling physicians to visualize heart anatomy more precisely, according to the company. The result […]
Pulse Biosciences enters $65M private placement for pulsed-field ablation tech
Pulse Biosciences (Nasdaq:PLSE) announced today that it entered into a stock purchase agreement to raise approximately $65 million. Hayward, California-based Pulse Biosciences entered into the agreement with Robert Duggan, the company’s executive chair. Duggan agreed to purchase 10,022,937 shares of the company’s common stock at $6.51 per share. That marks a greater than 1% premium […]
Medtronic wins CE mark for Affera ablation system
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) announced today that it received CE mark approval for its Affera mapping and ablation system. The Affera system includes the Sphere-9 catheter and Affera Prism-1 mapping software. Together, the system integrates Sphere-9 pulsed-field ablation (PFA), radiofrequency (RF) and high-density (HD) mapping. It maps and ablates atrial arrhythmias — including AFib — and provides […]
Biosense Webster marks first cases with dual energy ablation tech
Biosense Webster today announced the first cases with its investigational Thermocool SmartTouch SF dual energy catheter for treating AFib. The system enables doctors performing an ablation to toggle between two types of energy: pulsed-field and radiofrequency. It appears to be the Johnson & Johnson MedTech subsidiary’s answer to the dual energy ablation tech coming out […]
Hologic NovaSure V5 endometrial ablation device wins European, Canadian approval
Hologic (Nasdaq:HOLX) announced today that Canadian and European officials approved its NovaSure V5 global endometrial ablation (GEA) device. Marlborough, Massachusetts-based Hologic designed the device to treat a wide range of cervical and uterine anatomies. It offers treatment for abnormal uterine bleeding. In a news release, Hologic cites 97% patient satisfaction with NovaSure. The device also […]
Reanimating human hearts: Ohio State is taking it to the next level
Ohio State University researchers have figured out a way to reanimate human hearts in order to gain a better understanding of irregular heartbeats. “It’s amazing. You can see the heart start beating again, which gives us an opportunity to study it with high-speed, high-tech equipment,” said Vadim Fedorov, an OSU biologist who developed the technique, […]
BSD Medical rebrands as Perseon, wins expanded FDA nod for MicroThermX
Ablative Solutions tests infusion ablation catheter as hypertension treatment
Minerva Surgical’s just an inch away from closing a $25.5M round
California women’s health company Minerva Surgical is just a stone’s throw from wrapping up an equity funding round slated to bring in $25.6 million.
Funding: InSightec raises $12.5M from Chinese backers
Israeli device maker InSightec added $12.5 million to its coffers thanks to the support of Chinese backers, the firm’s parent company announced.
Diabetes: Fractyl raises $40M, touts positive early results for ablation-based diabetes therapy
Massachusetts medical device maker Fractyl announced this week that it raised $40 million in support of its ablation-based approach to type 2 diabetes, which looks promising in early studies.