Boston Scientific has launched a U.S. trial of two next-generation leads for defibrillators and pacemakers, working toward FDA approval after completing the first implant.
The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals delayed an injunction against Medtronic's CoreValve transcatheter aortic valve replacement sought by Edwards Lifesciences.
Heart patients' lives are on the line in negotiations between Medtronic and Edwards Lifesciences over access to former's CoreValve after a federal court granted an injunction that will severely limit the device's use.
Medtronic is headed to the European market with what it says is the first implantable defibrillator cleared for full-body MRI scans, following a widespread trend toward imaging-safe implants.
California's Sequent Medical has raked in $20 million in venture cash to support its device to treat brain aneurysms, a CE marked technology on the verge of U.S. clinical trials.
JenaValve, the venture-backed upstart in the top-heavy aortic valve space, has bagged a $10 million extension to its Series C funding round, cash that'll help it contend with the likes of Edwards Lifesciences and Medtronic on the European market.
LDR, the cervical disc replacement provider that brought you the first pure-play medical device IPO of 2013, is looking to raise more cash via a secondary offering.
Sorin knows that it needs to reach the widest patient population possible to succeed in the cardiac marketplace. With that in mind, the Italian cardiac medical device company can celebrate its new CE mark allowing its Perceval sutureless aortic valve to be used for all adults with aortic stenosis and related problems.
It's bad news for Johnson and Johnson's Ethicon division in its ongoing vaginal mesh saga: The company paid out $11.1 million to settle one of the first of many cases to go to court over its transvaginal mesh products, Lawyers and Settlements reported.
With less than a week before Members of the European Parliament vote on a proposal that would establish a tougher U.S.-style approval system for medical device implants, there remains a wide chasm of concern between member states as the industry grumbles that a new layer of red tape will be added.