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Infraredx Inc. TVC Imaging System Intravascular Ultrasound IVUS Clinical Study

MedStar Heart Institute of Washington, D.C., and Infraredx Inc. enrolled the first participant in the Lipid-Rich Plaque (LRP) Study. The LRP Study is a prospective,...

Infraredx Inc. TVC Imaging System Intravascular Coronary Artery Disease

Infraredx Inc.’s TVC Imaging System will be manufactured and distributed in Japan by Nipro Corp. Infraredx intends to commercialize the TVC Imaging System in Japan, China, Korea and other Asia...

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation’s Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2013 offers many new insights about the latest cardiovascular technologies and treatment techniques. These...

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In an expert consensus document e-published in Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions (CCI), the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (...

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The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) and the Uppsala Clinical Research Center (UCR) of Uppsala, Sweden announced the initiation of the Providing Regional Observations to Study Predictors...

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MedStar Heart Institute of Washington, D.C. and Infraredx, Inc. announced the initiation of the Lipid-Rich Plaque (LRP) Study, a prospective, multi-center study designed to evaluate the...

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Philips and Infraredx Inc. announced a non-exclusive resale agreement for Infraredx’s TVC imaging system. Under the terms of the agreement, Philips will sell Infraredx’s TVC imaging...

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St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and launch of its Ilumien Optis PCI optimization system, a new technology designed to provide physicians with a...

Avinger Inc. has received CE Mark approval for Pantheris – a system that combines directional atherectomy capabilities with real-time intravascular visualization to remove plaque from blocked...

OptiCross Boston Scientific Cath Lab IVUS

The Boston Scientific Corporation has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance, CE mark and Japan PMDA approval for its OptiCross Coronary Imaging Catheter and has launched the...

InfraredX TVC Imaging System Clinical Study STEMI

Infraredx Inc. announced the publication of key data supporting the ability of its TVC imaging system to detect lipid core plaque in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI...

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The year 2013 has brought us several important clinical trials that have changed the way interventional cardiologists approach and treat patients with stable coronary artery disease. These trials...

AngioLight System Intravascular Imagine China Animal Study

AngioLight has successfully completed an initial animal study of the AngioLight System at Fu Wai Hospital, a leading cardiovascular center located in Beijing. The study paves the way for...

Angiotech Vena Cava Filter

One venous puncture, rather than two, is a safe and effective approach to intravascular ultrasound-guided inferior vena cava filter placement in critically-ill patients according to a new study...

RTI International Live Volumetric Imaging Intracardiac Echo

An RTI International-developed prototype catheter that can generate live, streaming 3-D ultrasound images from inside the heart received a Cardiovascular Innovation Award at the 2013...

Toshiba, activation imaging, ACC, 2013

This is a roundup of some of the DAIC editor's choice of the most innovative new technologies showcased at ACC 2013, including products in the areas of interventional cardiology, patient...

Royal Philips Infraredx TVC Imaging System Allura Xper

Royal Philips Electronics and Infraredx Inc. announced the availability of a new solution that enables seamless access to Infraredx’s true vessel characterization (TVC) Imaging System via Philips...

Silicon Valley Medical Instruments Inc.  HD-IVUS FDA Clearance

Silicon Valley Medical Instruments Inc. (SVMI) was granted 510(k) market clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in January for its HD-IVUS ultrasound imaging system.

My job as editor of DAIC is to help readers keep tabs on the latest in cardiovascular technology and trends. With collaboration from my Editorial Advisory Board, we developed a 2013...

ViewFlex Xtra ICE Catheter St. Jude Medical CE mark

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced European CE mark approval of its ViewFlex Xtra Intracardiac Echocardiography (ICE) Catheter. Designed for control and maneuverability during complex cardiac...

Volcano Corporation announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sync-Rx Ltd., a privately-held company based in Israel that develops advanced software applications that...

November 20, 2012 – With the Acuson X700 ultrasound system, Siemens Healthcare has developed a powerful ultrasound system that offers exceptional image quality, robust technologies, and...

Avinger Ocelot OCT CTO catheter

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted market clearance for the Avinger Inc. Ocelot optical coherenace tomography (OCT) catheter to help cross...

October 19, 2012 — Volcano Corp. announced it has received both U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance and CE mark to market its new Visions PV .035 digital IVUS catheter in both...

Infraredx Inc. (TVC) Imaging System Philips’ Allura Xper Imaging System

Infraredx Inc., a medical device company, and Royal Philips Electronics announced they have signed a joint development and collaboration agreement that is focused on integrating Infraredx’s true...

July 20, 2012 — The ability to see inside the arteries of vascular disease patients in high resolution before and during stenting procedures can offer valuable information. A new study of...

July 11, 2012 — St. Jude Medical received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the ViewFlex Xtra...

June 28, 2012 — Infraredx Inc., a medical device company committed to advancing the diagnosis and management of coronary artery and other vascular diseases, today announced that the company...

May 15, 2012 — Boston Scientific Corp. and Philips Healthcare announced a collaboration enabling Philips to sell Boston Scientific Imaging equipment in connection with its Allura Xper...

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2012 Scientific Session, held March 24-27 in Chicago, was the first major cardiology show this year for vendors to display their latest innovations. A...

March 22, 2012 — Infraredx Inc. announced that its TVC Imaging System for the true vessel characterization of coronary artery disease will be featured in 11 oral and poster presentations,...

March 12, 2012 — Siemens Healthcare announced shipment of the Acuson S1000 ultrasound system, a premium ultrasound platform. The Acuson S1000 system expands access to imaging performance at a very...

Avinger Inc. announced the enrollment of the first European patient in the CONNECT II global clinical trial. The first patient was enrolled by Dr. Bernhard Reimers at Ospedale di Mirano in Mirano...

November 21, 2011: Each year, more than 600,000 Americans are stricken with a pulmonary embolism (PE), which is a clot in the lung. Without immediate help, almost half of these individuals may...

Each year I attend Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT), I comb the event and its sessions looking for the next big trend or technological innovations in cardiovascular devices. Below...

November 9, 2011 — InfraReDx Inc. announced the launch of its TVC Imaging System, an enhanced version of the LipiScan IVUS coronary imaging system.

November 1, 2011 – Volcano Corp., a developer and manufacturer of intravascular diagnosis and therapy guidance tools, said revenues for the third quarter of 2011 increased 18 percent versus the...

October 19, 2011 - A new study published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions shows lesions with large lipid cores are associated with a 50 percent risk of heart attack in...

July 29, 2011 — Boston Scientific Corporation's board of directors has approved a five-year, $150 million investment to expand its commercial presence in China, one of the world's largest and...

July 13, 2011 – InfraReDx Inc. announced enrollment of the first patient in its Phase 2 clinical trial, CANARY (Coronary Assessment by Near-infrared [NIR] of Atherosclerotic Rupture-prone Yellow)....
May 18, 2011 – The world’s first system to integrate the functional and anatomical modalities of fractional flow reserve (FFR) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) into one platform will be...
May 5, 2011 – Volcano Corp. announced a supply agreement with ev3, a Covidien company, under which Volcano will supply its intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) technology for use in ev3's Plaque Excision...
May 5, 2011 – GE Healthcare is showing a complete portfolio of integrated electrophysiology (EP) products featuring electrical signals recording and anatomical imaging at the lowest dose, 3-D...

April 21, 2011 – A new intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) coronary imaging system has received the CE Mark. With the approval, the LipiScan IVUS system, from InfraReDx, is available for the detection...

March 7, 2011 – A new digital intra-vascular ultrasound (IVUS) catheter has been cleared in Japan. The Eagle Eye Platinum digital IVUS catheter, from Volcano, was introduced at the Percutaneous...

January 31, 2011 – Volcano Corp. said today the Superior Court of Massachusetts issued a decision ruling in favor of Volcano and its subsidiary Axsun Technologies Inc., and against LightLab...

January 21, 2011 – Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) enabled physicians to more accurately assess the risk of individual blockages than the use of the current standard of angiographic imaging alone...

December 27, 2010 – A case report in Circulation describes the association of stent thrombosis with lipid core plaque as detected by the LipiScan Coronary Imaging System. The LipiScan...

October 14, 2010 – A new round of equity financing will help launch the LipiScan IVUS Coronary Imaging System in the United States. InfraReDx raised $21 million to launch the first system to...

October 7, 2010 – The Superior Court of Massachusetts has ruled against LightLab Imaging in the company’s optical coherence tomography (OCT) trade secret case against Volcano and its wholly owned...

September 22, 2010 - A new intravascular imaging system will be highlighted at the annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meeting in Washington, D.C. The C7-XR optical coherence...

September 20, 2010 - A new intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) coronary imaging system integrating plaque spectroscopy to better guide therapy will be highlighted during the annual Transcatheter...

September 15, 2010 – A high-definition intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) system will be demonstrated during the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2010 symposium Sept. 21-25 in...

September 8. 2010 – Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)-guided bifurcation stenting significantly reduced the four-year mortality in patients as compared to conventional angiographically guided...

September 1, 2010 – The first catheter to combine near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) to characterize coronary plaque was cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug...

July 28, 2010 – This week St. Jude Medical filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Volcano Corp. over its fractional flow reserve (FFR) wires. The suit was filed in federal district court in...

May 27, 2010 – A single catheter combining both intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy to identify lipid-core plaques (LCP) was unveiled at EuroPRC in Paris this week...

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 24, 2010 – New intravascular imaging innovations, such as registered angiography and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), forward-looking IVUS and a combined IVUS/balloon catheter will be...

May 24, 2010 – New collaborations will enable the use of Boston Scientific’s iLab Ultrasound Imaging System with the Philips’ Allura Xper and the Siemens’ Axiom Artis and Artis zee interventional...

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...

April 21, 2010 – Nearly 50 percent of survey respondents said they would adopt optical coherence tomography (OCT) intravascular imaging systems when they become available in the United States. The...

March 1, 2010 – The FDA recently granted 510(k) market clearance to the Volcano Corp. Eagle Eye Platinum digital intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) catheter.

January 6, 2010 – European CE mark clearance was granted this week for the Volcano OCT (optical coherence tomography) imaging system and catheter. Volcano said its OCT system will be commercially...

The incidence of cardiac arrhythmia is expected to increase significantly with an aging U.S. population and rising rates of obesity. In 2008, atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common complex...

November 9, 2009 — Two products from Prescient Medical, the vProtect Luminal Shield and the vPredict Optical Catheter System, will be featured at the third annual Canaccord Adams Cardiovascular...

November 6, 2009 – Nearly 4 million people nationwide suffer from cardiac arrhythmias each year, according to the 2006 U.S. Cardiac Rhythm Management Market report by Frost and Sullivan. About 2.5...

November 2, 2009 — Ascent Healthcare Solutions said last week it received the industry’s first and only 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to reprocess the Biosense...

October 8, 2009 – The primary results from its groundbreaking PROSPECT (Providing Regional Observations to Study Predictors of Events in the Coronary Tree) clinical trial were released at TCT 2009...

October 5, 2009 – Boston Scientific released its CE-marked, next-generation iLab System Software for the iLab Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) Imaging System during TCT 2009, which includes iMap...

September 28, 2009 - GE Healthcare and Biosense Webster Inc. announced new versions of the Vivid i and Vivid q cardiovascular ultrasound systems, with support for two new intracardiac echo (ICE)...

September 18, 2009 – Following the recent CE mark certification of the vProtect Luminal Shield, the novel self-expanding coronary stent system will be the focus of scientific presentations and...

September 14, 2009 – InfraReDx said it will highlight its LipiScan Coronary Imaging System at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation's (CRF) annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT)...