Following last week’s FDA approval of its Onyx Frontier drug eluting stent (DES), Medtronic plc released results at EuroPCR from a real-world, multicenter prospective study using its Resolute Onyx platform for percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) in the left main artery. Rehovot, Israel-based Pi-Cardia Ltd. also released early data for patients treated with its Short Cut transcatheter device for coronary obstruction prevention.
In the wake of a patient’s death, the U.S. FDA has placed a partial clinical hold on Foghorn Therapeutics Inc.’s phase I study of FHD-286 in treating relapsed and/or refractory acute myelogenous leukemia (r/r AML) and myelodysplastic syndrome.
Shares of Athersys Inc. fell sharply May 20 after its partner and top investor Healios K.K. reported that Multistem (invimestrocel), the experimental cell therapy they've co-developed since 2016, missed the primary endpoint of a Japanese phase II/III ischemic stroke study called Treasure.
Abbott Laboratories Inc. presented one-year outcomes from its PORTICO NG study assessing the latest-generation transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) system, Navitor in patients with severe aortic stenosis. The valve, which includes a new active sealing cuff, builds on the company’s Portico transcatheter heart valve platform.
Abbott Laboratories Inc. reported 30-day results from its Triclip Bright Study at the EuroPCR meeting in Paris on May 19. The real-world outcomes showed that the company’s tricuspid repair systems Triclip and Triclip G4 transcatheter edge-to-edge repair (TEER) significantly reduced tricuspid regurgitation (TR) and substantially improved the quality of life across a wide range of anatomically diverse patients.
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) continues to be a tough indication. Enanta Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s phase IIb study of otherwise healthy adults treated with EDP-938, an N-protein inhibitor, missed its primary endpoint of reduction in total symptom score compared to placebo. It also missed the study’s secondary antiviral endpoints.
Jenavalve Technology Inc. presented first real-world data for a study evaluating the safety and efficacy of its Jenavalve Trilogy transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) system for the treatment of severe aortic regurgitation (AR). The data, presented at the EuroPCR meeting on May 18, met the primary safety and efficacy endpoints with no major adverse events and no moderate or severe AR at discharge.
Robocath SAS presented results from the R-Evolution European clinical study assessing the safety and efficacy of its R-One robot for coronary angioplasty procedures. The study, which included 62 patients across six European centers, met all three primary endpoints, showing 100% clinical success, >95% technical success, and 84.5% average reduction in physician radiation exposure.
Keros Therapeutics Inc. announced preliminary results from a phase I trial of its engineered ligand trap KER-012 that gave its team confidence to proceed with larger studies in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and potentially some bone diseases. But company shares (NASDAQ:KROS) fell 16.6% to $38.50 May 18, following the announcement, perhaps over concerns about trial subjects that emerged in a company-hosted investor call.