The FDA granted an investigational device exemption (IDE) to Hancock Jaffe Laboratories Inc. for Venovalve, clearing the way for the company to begin a pivotal trial of the implantable valve in patients with chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) of the deep veins of the leg. The company’s first patent covering the device was issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on April 7.
Endologix LLC said Tuesday that it has completed the acquisition of Pq Bypass Inc., a privately held company developing a novel technology for treating severe peripheral artery disease (PAD). Pq Bypass’ Detour system is currently being studied in a U.S. and European clinical trial, DETOUR2.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in cardiology, including: Rheumatic aortic stenosis responds well to TAVR vs. SAVR; Cardiac MR may improve correct diagnosis of left ventricular non-compaction; Better management needed for infarct patients with mechanical complications.
Xenter Inc. has officially launched, positioning itself as the first startup device/data/drug med-tech company. The company is developing wireless solutions for interventional cardiology, interventional radiology and neurointerventional radiology. The company’s goal is to take the medical devices that have been used most ubiquitously throughout medicine, one by one, and replace them with smart technologies that incorporate such things as software, sensors and signals technologies.
PARIS – Holistick Medical SAS reported a $5 million round for development of the first generation of a light-activated implant for a patent foramen ovale (PFO). Truffle Capital provided the startup with $4.6 million, while Bpifrance provided $470,000 in non-dilutive funding. “This robust financing provides us with the resources needed to catapult our strategy forward and reinvent the treatment of heart defects such as PFO, which can be associated with occurrence of stroke in young people,” Boris Warnack, CEO of Paris-based Holistick Medical, told BioWorld.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in cardiology, including: Space flight, swimming both hard on LV mass; Workaholism a bad deal for coronary artery disease patients; New approach to stem cell therapy effective in animal models of HF.
The FDA approved the world's first non-surgical heart valve to treat severe pulmonary valve regurgitation, which often affects individuals with congenital heart disease. Medtronic plc’s Harmony transcatheter pulmonary valve system (TPV) improves blood flow to the lungs without open-heart surgery. The device could extend the time before an individual born with heart disease needs open-heart surgery and the total number of such surgeries they have to endure over their lifetime.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in cardiology, including: Algorithms can distinguish varying grades of pulmonary edema in heart failure; Cholesterol-independent heart disease risk gene; Study confirms role of smoking in CAD among Blacks.
Vetex Medical Ltd.'s Revene thrombectomy catheter reduced symptoms and improved quality of life in all patients with iliofemoral vein thrombus in a European clinical study. The results were presented at Venous 2021, the annual meeting of the American Venous Forum.