Medtronic plc reported promising results from a feasibility study of its In.Pact 0.014 drug-coated balloon (DCB) in critical limb ischemia (ICL) patients with chronic total occlusion (CTO) in the infrapopliteal arteries.
HONG KONG – Singapore-based Genesis Medtech International Pte. Ltd. has acquired the Chocolate Touch drug-coated balloon angioplasty asset from Pleasanton, Calif.-based Trireme Medical LLC. The drug-device technology asset in question is designed with the intention of providing a safer and more effective treatment for patients suffering from peripheral vascular disease, compared to traditional balloon angioplasty.
Medtronic plc is highlighting the publication of primary endpoint results from the In.Pact AV Access trial in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study found that the company’s paclitaxel-coated balloon limits the number of reinterventions needed to maintain blood flow in patients with end-stage renal disease who have arteriovenous fistulae.