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December 5, 2010 – Additional lots lots of the AngioSculpt Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty (PTA) Scoring Balloon Catheters are being recalled by the AngioScore Inc. The class I recall was...

January 3, 2011 – ev3, a Covidien company, has initiated a voluntary recall of specific lots of the NanoCross .014-inch Over-the-wire (OTW) peripheral transcatheter angioplasty (PTA) dilatation...

December 16, 2010 – A system designed to improve acute coronary syndrome (ACS) revascularization following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has received CE Mark.

November 5, 2010 – New research shows that novel drug-coated balloon technology is being adopted in niche applications throughout Europe. The research, from the Millenium Research Group, also...

September 29, 2010 – Results from a trial studying the effects of a drug-eluting balloon (DEB) on peripheral artery disease (PAD) were released at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (...

September 17, 2010 - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the first device that combines an angioplasty balloon and an embolic capturing feature. Angioslide's Proteus device is presently...

September 10, 2010 – Cath Labs are being encouraged this week by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to inspect their inventories for AngioSculpt EX Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary...

August 19, 2010 – The Cardiovascular Research Foundation recently announced the late-breaking trials and first report investigations being presented at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular...

August 9, 2010 – According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), a medical technology market research company, Invatec has traditionally held a much stronger position in the European percutaneous...

June 21, 2010 – This week, 22 new balloon sizes have been added to the PolarCath Peripheral Dilatation System, including balloon lengths of 120 and 150 mm. The Boston Scientific Corp. PolarCath...

June 2, 2010 – Covidien announced yesterday it is purchasing ev3 Inc. for $2.6 billion to expand its percutaneous vascular portfolio. The company hopes to become a leading endovascular player in...

May 26, 2010 – The first angioplasty balloon catheter to integrate intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) imaging has gained CE-mark clearance in Europe. Volcano Corp. also announced today it completed...

May 25, 2010 – A balloon catheter technology with enhanced trackability and a redesigned tip for greater flexibility was recently cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and...

May 25, 2010 – The first patient has been implanted with a bare metal coronary stent mounted on a drug-eluting balloon in the European Pioneer trial, which began this week.

May 19, 2010 – A high-performance balloon dilatation catheter designed for use in peripheral angioplasty procedures below the knee was released today in both the United States and Europe. Boston...

April 28, 2010 – Deviating from its focus on intravascular imaging systems and fractional flow reserve (FFR) catheters, Volcano Corp. said yesterday it entered into a Japanese distribution...

March 26, 2010 – The FDA granted 510(k) market clearance for the AngioSculpt PTA Scoring Balloon Catheter for dilatation of lesions in renal arteries.

January 25, 2010 – Expanding its peripheral vascular disease product offerings, Medtronic Inc. today signed an agreement to acquire Invatec and two affiliated companies.

January 20, 2010 – The balloon material of the new REEF HP PTA Balloon Catheter was created for use in peripheral high-pressure dilatation procedures, especially to treat hard-to-dilate lesions....

November 18, 2009 – As part of a new partnership deal with QXMédical LLC, W. L. Gore & Associates will distribute the Q50 Stent Graft Balloon Catheter, which is designed for use with aortic...