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April 20, 2009 - Symphony Medical Inc. said last week its Algisyl-LVR biopolymer was used on a human for the first time, successfully treating a 50-year-old male who was suffering from chronic...

April 20, 2009 - Sorin Group entered into a long-term exclusive distribution agreement with Japan Lifeline Co. Ltd. (JLL), a distributor of medical devices in Japan, for the entire portfolio of...

April 9, 2009 - NMT Medical Inc. has received Pre-Market Approval (PMA) from the FDA to being commercial sales of the STARFlex cardiac septal repair implant for patients with ventricular septal...

April 6, 2009 - Evalve Inc. announced today the first enrollment in the ACCESS-Europe study, a post-market observational study of the MitraClip therapy in Europe.

The MitraClip system is...

March 31, 2009 - On Thursday, April 2, 2009, at 5 p.m., cardiothoracic surgeon John E. Streitman, M.D. will present a live Webcast of a minimally invasive aortic valve replacement from the Heart...

March 30, 2009 - Twelve-month data from the high-risk registry arm of the EVEREST II study shows that percutaneous mitral valve repair using the MitraClip system in symptomatic high-risk surgical...

March 20, 2009 - Cook Inc. said yesterday it will promptly appeal an initial ruling by the District Court of Düsseldorf, Germany denying the company’s claim that Edwards Lifesciences is infringing...

March 17, 2009 - Edwards Lifesciences Corp. announced it has completed enrollment in the 350-patient nonsurgical study arm of its PARTNER Trial for the Edwards SAPIEN transcatheter aortic heart...

March 17, 2009 – Sorin Group recently announced the enrollment of the first three patients in a clinical trial aimed at obtaining European market approval for its Perceval S Sutureless Aortic...

March 10, 2009 - Frost & Sullivan bestowed its 2009 North American Technology Innovation of the Year Award on ValveXchange Inc. for developing the innovative ValveXchange Heart Valve System...

February 23, 2009 - Medtronic Inc. is acquiring CoreValve Inc., developer of a transcatheter, transfemoral aortic valve replacement product, and Ventor Technologies Ltd., a developer of...

February 20, 2009 - MiCardia Corp. this week announced the worlds’ first dynamic adjustment of the mitral valve annular geometry on a beating heart.

February 18, 2009 - The FDA has cleared a new claim for the CryoLife CryoValve SG pulmonary human heart valve that relates to reducing a component of the immune response in recipients of the...

February 2, 2009 - Cardiac Dimensions Inc. today said it received the CE Mark approval for its CARILLON Mitral Contour System from KEMA Quality B.V., a European Union Notified Body from the...

February 3, 2009 - Cerenis Therapeutics SA, a privately held pharmaceutical company developing HDL-related compounds for the treatment of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, has in-licensed...

January 26, 2009 - Edwards Lifesciences Corp. today launched the Carpentier-Edwards Physio II mitral valve repair ring at the 45th annual meeting of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) in San...

November 11, 2008 - Today at the annual scientific sessions of the American Heart Association in New Orleans the first U.S. clinical trial data on Medtronic's Melody transcatheter pulmonary valve...

September 9, 2008 - CoreValve said today five clinical evaluation sites (two in New Zealand and three in Australia) have now completed their first series of proctored cases using the company’s...