A few weeks after the FDA allowed Biotronik to expand its ProMRI trial to implantable cardioverter-defibrillators, the company hasn't wasted any time moving ahead. The German cardiac device company said it performed initial ICD surgeries for the study at hospitals in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Michigan, Virginia, New York and Oregon, generally involving its Iforia devices.
Biotronik has a CE mark in hand for its new Eluna pacemakers, made with MRI-compatible technology and other advances designed to help them stand out in an already-crowded, stagnant market.
The FDA will allow Biotronik to expand its ProMRI trial in the U.S. to implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD), making the German device maker first to the starting line to test whether a patient with an ICD can safely undergo a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan.
Germany's Biotronik said 6-month results from a broader study of a drug-coated balloon to treat leg blood clots showed a major boost in the standard of care compared to standard balloon angioplasty.
Germany's Biotronik said it gained a new CE mark for a bipolar cardiac resynchronization therapy lead that is super-small and MRI-safe.
German devicemaker Biotronik launched its Passeo-18 Lux drug-releasing balloon in Europe, backed by stellar results.
Germany's Biotronik has treated its first patient in a multi-center trial of its bioabsorbable vascular scaffold, a study aimed at winning a CE mark for the coronary artery disease-treating device.
Germany's Biotronik is rolling out a new line of implantable cardioverter defibrillators meant to be safe for MRI use, an advance that has proliferated in Europe. The Berlin-based cardiac device company will start selling its Idova 7 implantable cardioverter defibrillators, which it bills as the most powerful ICDs approved for MR scanning. Initial implants have taken place in Austria and Italy.
Germany's Biotronik is rolling out two longer lengths of one of its signature stents in a bid that could help it stand out in a very crowded field.
Germany's Biotronik says it's upping the ante in the ongoing industry race to release more MRI-safe defibrillators and pacers. The next weapon: more scanning options.