The FDA this week named Amy Abernethy, the chief medical officer for Roche subsidiary Flatiron Health, as principal deputy commissioner to replace Rachel Sherman, who is retiring in January. “She’s a highly regarded thought leader who has held numerous positions of leadership in her fields of interest and distinguished herself for her intellect, her passion […]
Amazon (NSDQ:AMZN) has picked up well-known cardiologist Dr. Maulik Majmudar for a new role within the company as it looks to continue its foray into healthcare, according to a recent CNBC report. The announcement was made by Majmudar himself on Twitter, according to the report, though he did not state what his specific role within the […]
Rox Medical said today that it raised a $40 million Series E round for the stent-like Coupler device it developed to treat hypertension by connecting the femoral artery and the femoral vein. The round was led by the Novartis Venture Fund and Apple Tree Partners, with participation from prior backers Versant Ventures and Domain Associates, San Clemente, Calif.-based Rox said. […]
Rox Medical said it closed enrollment in a 100-patient clinical trial of its Rox Coupler device, designed to treat hypertension by connecting the femoral artery and the femoral vein.
CEO Rodney Brenneman told MassDevice.com that Rox Medical, a Stanford spinout established in 2004 to pursue several indications including chronic obstructive lung disease and heart failure, noticed a dramatic effect on high blood pressure in COPD patients implanted with the device.