Device durability for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) devices remains topical for patients, payers and regulators, but the standard measure of 10-year data were difficult to obtain for the first decade after the FDA first approved a TAVR device in 2011.
Performing experiments and potentially manufacturing products in space offers some unique advantages in a near-zero gravity environment. Space changes buoyancy, hydrostatic pressure and convective heat flow. Researchers are studying how those changes affect cells, but also looking to take advantage of the changes to create products in manufacturing processes that wouldn’t be possible on earth.
As broader markets struggled throughout 2022, the biopharma industry’s largest and most lucrative companies ended the year in a strong position, according to BioWorld’s Biopharmaceutical Index (BBI), which showed the 22 component stocks climbed by 17.3% throughout the year. Neither the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index (NBI) nor the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) demonstrated such gains. They were down by 10.9% and 8.8%, respectively. All three indices, however, are following the same path in 2023, shooting up throughout the month of January and back down in recent weeks.