On Tuesday, July 7, Judge Stacey Jernigan of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Dallas ruled that Endologix Inc. could take an initial draw of $10 million from a Chapter 11 loan from its largest lender, Deerfield Partners. A day earlier, Endologix filed a voluntary Chapter 11 case and a consensual plan of reorganization supported by Deerfield.
The U.S. FDA has given its nod to Abbott Laboratories' next-generation Gallant implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) and cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) devices. The Gallant system pairs with Abbott's secure Mymerlinpulse, an iOS- and Android-compatible mobile smartphone app that aims to streamline communication between doctors and their patients.
Elucid Bioimaging Inc. has already gained an FDA clearance and a CE mark for its Vascucap artificial intelligence-based software that analyzes CT angiograms (CTA) to characterize and quantify atherosclerotic plaque to predict a patient’s stroke risk. But recent interim data presented on July 2, 2020, at the Society for Vascular Surgery conference found that the AI algorithm is more effective than standard-of-care diagnostics.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in cardiology, including: Potassium channel distancing fights stroke; Examining ischemic stroke in patients with COVID-19 vs. those with influenza; COVID-19 infects heart cells in lab dish.
Carag AG received investigational device exemption (IDE) approval from the U.S. FDA for its Carag Bioresorbable Septal Occluder (CBSO). The device is the first transcatheter septal occluder with a nonmetal, bioresorbable framework. The Baar, Switzerland-based company plans a "swift start" for a staged study trial in the U.S. with 250 patients, Carag's CEO Jérôme Bernhard told BioWorld.
The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) posted the much-anticipated draft do-over of the mitral valve repair device coverage memo, and in the process renamed the policy the mitral valve transcatheter edge-to-edge repair (TEER) national coverage memo.
Protaryx Medical has picked up $8.3 million to develop its device for precision transseptal access to the left atrium for use during structural heart and catheter ablation procedures. The funding includes nondilutive grants and a seed round totaling $3.2 million, as well as the recently closed $5.1 million series A financing led by Ajax Health, with participation from returning investor University of Maryland (UM) Ventures.
The U.S. FDA has greenlighted Ancora Heart Inc.’s IDE request to conduct the Corcinch-HF pivotal clinical trial. The study is intended to demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of the Accucinch ventricular restoration system in patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF).
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in cardiology, including: COVID-19 an independent risk factor for acute ischemic stroke; New heart valve holds hope for open heart surgery; Company unveils results on therapy to treat cardiovalvular diseases.
Elixir Medical Corp., reported positive 12-month results for its Dynamx Coronary Bioadaptor System, with no target vessel revascularization (TVR) or stent thrombosis and adaptive remodeling of the artery to sustain healthy blood flow. The findings, from a multisite European trial, were presented during a late-breaking trials session at the PCR e-Course virtual meeting in Paris.