Pulmonx said yesterday that it won national coverage through health insurer Aetna for its Zephyr endobronchial valve system intended for treating severe emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder. The coverage will make the Zephyr valve available to Aetna’s 22 million members, the Redwood City, Calif.-based company said. Under its new policy, Aetna specifically named the […]
The FDA today granted pre-market approval under its breakthrough devices designation to the Zephyr endobronchial valve made by Pulmonx for treating severe emphysema. Emphysema, a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, causes irreversible damage to the lung’s alveoli, trapping air during exhalation that in turn can cause the diseased tissue to grow larger and pressure healthy lung tissue. The […]
Pulmonx yesterday released one-year results from the pivotal trial of its Zephyr endobronchial valve designed to treat patients with severe emphysema from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, touting significant improvements in lung function and quality of life. Results from the study were presented at the American Thoracic Society 2018 international conference and published in the American Journal […]
Perhaps there’s a ray of hope that venture capital funding is recovering a bit for the medical device industry. VC firms invested more than $2.8 billion in 2017, an increase of more than $647 million from 2016, according to the MoneyTree Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and CB Insights. There were a total 229 deals involving […]
Pulmonx and Olympus (TYO:7733) won a nod from a British health agency for the endobronchial valves they sell to treat severe emphysema. The U.K.’s National Institute for Health & Care Excellence updated its guidance for the valves, saying it considers the clinical evidence behind them sufficient to support routine use. The one-way valves, Pulmonx’s Zephyr and the Spiration […]
Pulmonx said today data from the Stelvio trial of its Chartis system and Zephyr endobronchial valve demonstrated statistically and clinically significant outcomes in lung function, exercise capacity and quality of life in severe emphysema patients. Data from the study was published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. “When we select patients with the […]
Pulmonx said earlier this month that a sham-controlled trial of its Zephyr endobronchial valve met and exceeded its primary endpoints, reporting a 20.9% average improvement in lung function. The Believer-Hifi study, published in The Lancet, is the 1st successful sham-controlled trial of any invasive emphysema device, Redwood City, Calif.-based Pulmonx said. “We have been able […]
Pulmonx said yesterday that it named Glen French, the co-founder and CEO of Asthmatx who led it to an acquisition by BSX, to be its new president and chief executive.
Lung treatment company Pulmonx won FDA approval to begin pivotal clinical trials of its Zephyr Endobronchial Valve in treating patients with emphysema.
The minimally invasive Zephyr device is a one-way bronchial valve designed to reduce volume in diseased areas of the lungs, allowing healthier areas to work better. It’s implanted bronchoscopically and can be removed later if necessary, according to a press release.