The medtech space is facing increasing challenges, particularly in the reimbursement space. Although the process is difficult, device makers may find that regional reimbursement strategies better suit their immediate needs to get products to market, according to Seth J. Goldenberg, PhD, director of product development strategy at NAMSA. Device makers are under increasing pressure to […]
New data from a study of Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX)’s Watchman left atrial appendage closure device reports positive results in a study comparing it to warfarin, an anticoagulant drug treatment, in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. The 2,406-patient study, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, reported a lower rate of hemorrhagic strokes, unexplained and cardiovascular […]
A trial of Valtech Cardio‘s Cardioband transcatheter annuloplasty system showed no device-related mortality, with decreases in mitral regurgitation and septo-lateral dimension. Results from the 40-patient multicenter observational study, designed to evaluate the safety and performance of the Cardioband, were presented this week at the European Society of Cardiology’s annual meeting in Paris. The study was […]
Retina Implant AG, which is developing subretinal implants for patients blinded by retinitis pigmentosa, said a new study published in Vision Research shows positive results in patients treated with its Alpha IMS subretinal microchip. More than 86% of patients implanted with the device experienced improved ability to detect light and identify specific light sources, the […]
StimGuard said yesterday that preliminary patient outcomes from a long-term trial of its over-active bladder stimulation device showed positive results. Patient outcomes from the ongoing trial show reductions in voiding episodes and 80% relief from symptoms in patients who were implanted with the device last year, the Miami-based company said. Sign up to get our […]
The Sync Project said it’s partnered with Berklee College of Music’s Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship as it explores the therapeutic effects of music.