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January 7, 2008 - Cardica Inc. received nearly $2 million in payments from Cook Medical (Cook) for reaching milestones pursuant to its development agreements with Cook, including a vascular...

December 18, 2007 - ATS Medical Inc. today announced it has received FDA clearance for the ATS Open Pivot AP360 Mechanical Heart Valve designed to maximize hemodynamic performance with a new supra...

December 11, 2007 - ValveXchange, developer of a next-generation replacement heart valve technology, won the third annual Faegre & Benson Venture Showcase Award at the BioWest 2007 Conference...

November 14, 2007 - The Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital performed the first procedure in the first hybrid congenital cardiac operating suite in the U.S., a facility designed...

October 9, 2007 - W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) announced that the FDA granted approval for the use of GORE HELEX Septal Occluder with a modified catheter delivery system indicated for the...

September 27, 2007 - Sutura Inc., a developer of minimally invasive vascular suturing devices, announced today that the first patient to receive a SuperStitch EL to close a Patent Foramen Ovale (...

July 20, 2007 – Oraganogenesis Inc. announced that it has received regulatory approval in Canada and Europe for BioSTAR, a device that incorporates a bioresorbable collagen scaffold used to treat...

June 20, 2007 —Robotic surgical technology available at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center avoids long-term use of blood thinners and problems such as infection by repairing the mitral valve instead of...

June 19, 2007 – Cardica Inc. and Cook Medical today announced that they have entered into an agreement to develop and commercialize a specialized device designed to close the patent foramen ovale...

May 15, 2007 — Edwards Lifesciences Corp. announced last week that its subsidiary, Edwards Lifesciences PVT, Inc., has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against CoreValve Inc., of Irvine, Calif...

April 24, 2007 — NMT Medical Inc. has announced it has received conditional approval from the FDA to its revised study hypothesis and statistical plan in the CLOSURE I patent foramen ovale (PFO)/...

April 18, 2007 — Associated Press reports that on Tuesday U.S. marshals and FDA investigators began seizing heart valves and other implantable medical devices made from cow and pig tissue by a New...