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October 12, 2012 — Boston Scientific announced it has enrolled the first patient in the REPRISE II clinical trial to evaluate the safety and performance of the Lotus valve system in up to 120...

October 12, 2012 — Estech, a provider of minimally invasive cardiac ablation devices, last month announced the market release of its Cobra Fusion...

Tyrex AigisRx Antibacterial Envelope EP Lab Pacemakes ICD

TyRx Inc. announced that it has received a license from Health Canada to market its AigisRx Antibacterial Envelope. The AigisRx Envelope is specifically designed to stabilize...

October 11, 2012 — Spectranetics Corp. announced the U.S. market launch of the Tapas catheter at the 2012 Vascular...

October 11, 2012 — Edwards Lifesciences Corp. announced it has completed the acquisition of BMEYE B.V., a privately held Dutch company that specializes in the development of noninvasive technology...

October 11, 2012 — With this month’s approval of the Standards and Guidelines for Advanced Cardiovascular Sonography by the Commission on Accreditation for Allied Health...

Boston Scientific Victory Crosswire Peripheral Artery Disease

Boston Scientific Corporation has begun the United States and European launch of its Victory guidewire, designed to facilitate crossing of resistant lesions and the placement and exchange of...

New research from the Netherlands suggests tiny microbubbles can be used to more effectively deliver a blood clot busting drug to patients while they are in the ambulance during acute heart attack...

Simbionix U/S Mentor Simulator

October 8, 2012 — Simbionix USA Corp. will introduce the new advanced U/S (ultrasound) Mentor simulator at the upcoming American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Exhibition in Denver, Colo....

Cook Medical Zilver Vena Venous Self-Expanding Stent

Following Health Canada approval, Cook Medical has made the Zilver Vena Venous Self-Expanding Stent available to physicians across Canada. Designed to restore blood flow in obstructed iliofemoral...

St. Jude Medical MediGuide Technology EP Mapping/imaging Systems

October 8, 2012 — St. Jude Medical Inc. has launched MediGuide Technology, the first 3-D navigation system intended for the evaluation of vascular and cardiac anatomy on a recorded fluoroscopic...

CoaguChek XS Plus System Point of Care Testing Blood Testing

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-waived status to the Roche CoaguChek XS Plus system. The point-of-care...

GE Healthcare University of Wisconsin Scool of Medicine Imaging

Imagine a place where doctors can tell patients in advance if cancer treatment will work for them, without going through an entire course of chemotherapy.

GE Blueprint Advocate Healthcare Radiation Dose Management

Advocate Health Care, one of the nation's top health systems and the largest integrated health care system in the state of Illinois, and GE Healthcare, a national leader in low dose, high...

Type 2 Diabetis Mellulitis Blood Testing Cardiac Diagnostics

LipoScience Inc., a highly innovative diagnostic company that is advancing patient care by developing high value proprietary blood tests using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) technology,...

Interventional Radiolody Bronchia Thermoplasty CPT Procedure Codes

The American Medical Association (AMA) Current Procedural Terminology (CPT 1) Editorial Panel has assigned Category I CPT codes specifically for bronchial thermoplasty in its recently published...

Cardiac Stem Cells Regeneration Therapy Structural Heart

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, who are exploring novel ways to treat serious heart problems in children, have conducted the first direct comparison of the...

HeliFX Aortic Securement System Aptus Aneurism Repair

Aptus Endosystems Inc. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its thoracic-length HeliFX Aortic Securement System. Similar to the original...

Pharmaceuticals Eliquis Apixaban

This year’s European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress in Munich, Germany, was a stark example of exactly where the cardiovascular market space is headed. This congress fully emphasized the new...

Clinical Trial NIH NCI PET/CT Systems Standardization

The National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded a five-year research project grant (R01) to identify harmonized reconstruction parameters for each currently-...