UK medtech regulators on Monday announced that manufacturers of paclitaxel-eluting balloons for use in peripheral arteries must add a warning label about the devices’ risks. A meta-analysis published in the Journal of the American Heart Association in 2018 suggested that patients treated with paclitaxel-coated balloons and stents for peripheral artery disease could be at a higher risk for […]
The former vice president of R&D for drug-coated balloon maker Lutonix, Christopher Barry, yesterday pleaded guilty to a single count of trade secret theft in federal court in Minneapolis. Barry, who left Lutonix in 2015 to become CEO of Urotronic, admitted to downloading 6 files in April 2015 containing trade secrets about the development of […]
C.R. Bard (NYSE:BCR) said that data from a 2-year study of its Lutonix drug-coated balloon catheter showed positive results for the device when compared to standard percutaneous transluminal angioplasty. The 2-year Levant study data showed non-inferiority of the device and a trend towards superiority compared to standard PTA, the company said. Composite safety scores at […]
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C.R. Bard (NYSE:BCR) acquired Minneapolis-based angioplasty balloon maker Lutonix Inc. for $325 million.
The merger, announced during Bard’s 2012 guidance update conference call, grants Lutonix $225 million up front with another $100 million when Lutonix achieves pre-market approval for its drug-coated balloons.