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Medtronic touts positive drug-coated balloon study results as FDA approval looms

Medtronic touted study results in the journal  Circulation  showing that its In.Pact Admiral drug-coated balloon fared better than traditional balloon angioplasty in the treatment of symptomatic peripheral artery disease in the upper leg.

Medtronic reaches another milestone in developing its artificial pancreas

Medical device giant Medtronic said it reached another milestone in developing an artificial pancreas with the completion of global evaluations of its new insulin delivery system.

Covidien, Stryker tout stroke study that used their stents

A comparative study found that treatment of stroke using stent thrombectomy devices manufactured by Covidien and Stryker is twice as effective as treatment using medication alone.

Strong one-year data for Boston Scientific chronic pain implant, but reimbursement change stymies sales

Boston Scientific has released one-year, retrospective data to demonstrate efficacy for its Precision Spectra Spinal Cord Stimulator in treating chronic lower back pain.

Edwards gains option to acquire startup CardioKinetix in $50M financing

Edwards Lifesciences led a $50 million financing for catheter-based heart failure treatment startup CardioKinetix. The cash is expected to enable the completion of an ongoing U.S. pivotal trial for the company's Parachute Ventricular Partitioning Device with a PMA submission to the FDA to follow, as well as to finance international marketing efforts.

Physicians weigh in on ventricular assist devices for treating heart failure

As the med tech industry casts its eye toward next-generation devices for severe cardiac conditions, physicians are weighing in on the products' efficacy in treating patients with heart failure.

National Cancer Institute backs startup's hazardous drug containment device

Corvida Medical is starting a research study for its technology to safely handle hazardous drugs. It's in the process of recruiting additional cancer centers to join the multicenter study designed to evaluate improvements to its first medical device, a closed system transfer device called the Halo.

Bioelectronics startup begins trial to treat Crohn's after early success in RA

SetPoint Medical is starting a clinical trial to treat Crohn's disease patients with its implantable neuromodulation device. The startup previously reported a positive pilot study of the device to treat rheumatoid arthritis.

Study shows artificial pancreas improves treatment for Type 1 diabetes

In what is being called a first-of-its-kind study, Canadian researchers confirmed that an external artificial pancreas was better at treating Type 1 diabetes than other alternative treatments.

JAMA study: Cochlear implants can cause pain during MRIs

Some patients with cochlear implants feel pain during an MRI that is strong enough to prevent them from completing the procedure, a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows.