The FDA said it cancelled a meeting of 1 of its advisory panels that was scheduled to review the pre-market approval bid for the organ preservation device made by TransMedics. The FDA’s Gastroenterology & Urology Devices panel was slated to meet Nov. 18 to discuss Andover, Mass.-based TransMedics’ PMA bid for its Organ Care System, which is designed to perfuse a donor heart […]
Organ Transplant Systems
Tommy Thompson, the former Wisconsin governor who also served as secretary of the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services under President George W. Bush, stepped down from the board of directors at Organ Transport Systems Inc.
Thompson said changes in his schedule left him with no choice but to tender his resignation from the Frisco, Texas-based maker of technology used to preserve the viability of organs during transplant.
Allezoe Medical Holdings (OTC:ALZM) said its Organ Transport Systems subsidiary is preparing for clinical trials of the LifeCradle for preserving donated hearts before transplant.
The company, based in the Philippines, bought OTS in January. The move puts it on a collision course with TransMedics Inc., an Andover, Mass.-based which also has been developing an organ transport system.