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Oxford Instruments plc has acquired Medical Imaging Resources Inc. (MIR). MIR specializes in the build, lease and service of mobile medical imaging labs.

CVRx, Barostim therapy, heart failure, trial, ESC-Heart Failure, Muller-Ehmsen

CVRx Inc. announced that positive results from the 'Barostim Therapy for Heart Failure' randomized, controlled clinical trial were presented at the ESC-Heart Failure 2015 Annual Conference in a...

With the recent innovation of flexible microelectronic sensor circuits that can be made from bioresorbable materials, it is now possible to create “electronic stents” to monitor a treated lesion...

InvisionHeart, InvisionECG, FDA clearance

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the InvisionECG technology from InvisionHeart. The mobile electrocardiogram (ECG) technology uses a secure cloud-based, healthcare IT...

CyberHeart, Stony Brook, NSF grant, $4.2 million, Scott Smolka

A virtual-heart platform proposed by Stony Brook University researchers and colleagues has received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the amount of $4.2 million over five years...

OrbusNeich, Combo, EPC, HARMONEE study, U.S.

OrbusNeich has announced that the first U.S. patient has been enrolled in the HARMONEE (Harmonized Assessment by Randomized, Multi-center Study of OrbusNEich's COMBO StEnt) stent study. The study...

Kareo, Apple Watch App, practice efficiency, messaging, mobile devices

Kareo announced the launch of its Apple Watch App. This most recent innovation extends the functionality of the company’s electronic health record (EHR) to Apple Watch, streamlining care delivery...

Medic Vision, SafeCT, Dose Reporting, YVMH, Yakima Valley

Medic Vision Imaging Solutions Ltd. announced the introduction and availability of SafeCT Dose Reporting. Healthcare facilities can now, for the first time, use a single software platform to meet...

wearables, graphene, boron, Rice University

A microsupercapacitor designed by scientists at Rice University that may find its way into personal and even wearable electronics is getting an upgrade. The laser-induced graphene device benefits...

Shockwave Medical, Lithoplasty, $40 million, funding, Sofinnova, Venrock

Shockwave Medical announced $40 million in funding, co-led by returning investor Sofinnova Partners and new investor Venrock. Also participating were RA Capital, Deerfield, Sectoral Asset...

Dassault Systemes, Living Heart model, 3-D simulator

Dassault Systèmes announced during its SIMULIA Community Conference that the first heart model from its “Living Heart Project” will be commercially available on May 29, 2015. Powered by Dassault...

Boston Scientific, Lotus, PVL, RESPOND, REPRISE II, EuroPCR 2015

A new study evaluating the Boston Scientific Lotus Valve System demonstrated an extremely low rate of paravalvular aortic regurgitation (leakage) for a transcatheter aortic replacement valve....

ART, PBS, pure bioresorbable scaffold, CE Mark

Privately-held company Arterial Remodeling Technologies (ART) announced CE Mark clearance for its next-generation drug-free, pure bioresorbable scaffold used to treat coronary artery disease. The...

At EuroPCR 2015, Mitralign presented updates on its mitral and tricuspid valve repair systems, including a presentation on six-month data on its Mitral system.

Edwards, SAPIEN 3 trial, mortality, EuroPCR 2015

Edwards Lifesciences Corp. announced that 30-day outcomes for intermediate-risk patients treated transfemorally with the SAPIEN 3 transcatheter aortic valve demonstrated very low mortality and...

St. Jude Medical, OCT, PCI, ILUMIEN, EuroPCR 2015

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced preliminary results from the ILUMIEN I trial and final results from the ILUMIEN II clinical study. Taken together, the findings from both studies show that with...

Lumedx, apollo, CVIS, cardiovascular data analytics, Orlando Regional Medical

Orlando Health recently successfully unrolled Lumedx’s physician structured reporting and image management solution across five of its campuses. The implementation was smooth and swift, user...

NIH, stroke, MRI, CT, screening, door-to-treatment time, SMART study

According to a new study, small changes in quality improvement procedures enabled clinicians to use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans to diagnose stroke patients before giving acute treatment...

virtual heart, virtual organs, virtual clinical testing

The cost of bringing innovative new cardiovascular technology to the U.S. market today is staggering, numbering in the tens of millions up to $1 billion. Many in the medical device and drug...

EchoInsight, right ventricle, quantitative assessment, RV, study

A study in the May issue of the International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging examines the ability of the EchoInsight software to achieve quantitative assessment of the right ventricle...