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Acutus Medical Announces $170 Million Financing

CARLSBAD, California, June 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Acutus Medical today announced a $170 million financing, including a $100 million Series D equity financing and a $70 million credit facility. The funding is intended to accelerate commercialization and facilitate global business development activities as the company continues to transform arrhythmia care through distinct, innovative technologies designed to provide physicians and patients […]

MyoKardia Publishes Data in Nature Digital Medicine Showing Potential of Wrist-Worn Biosensor to Screen for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 24, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MyoKardia, Inc. (Nasdaq: MYOK) today announced the publication of an article titled, “Machine Learning Detection of Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (oHCM) Using a Wearable Biosensor,” in the Nature Partner Journal, Digital Medicine. This research is part of MyoKardia’s efforts aimed at […]

CMS Decision on TAVR Puts Patients at the End of the Line, says Heart Valve Voice

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services last Friday issued their final National Coverage Decision on how hospitals will be approved to do the TAVR (transaortic valve replacement) procedure, a less invasive valve replacement treatment that avoids open heart surgery and allows patients to resume daily life […]

Correvio Resubmits Brinavess (Vernakalant) New Drug Application to U.S. FDA for the Treatment of Patients with Recent Onset Atrial Fibrillation

VANCOUVER, June 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Correvio Pharma Corp. (NASDAQ: CORV) (TSX: CORV), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on commercializing hospital drugs, today announced it has resubmitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking approval for Brinavess™ (vernakalant hydrochloride, IV), its antiarrhythmic drug for the rapid conversion […]

Medtronic to Acquire EPIX Therapeutics, Expanding Its Cardiac Ablation Portfolio

DUBLIN – January 24, 2019 – Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire EPIX Therapeutics, Inc. (EPIX), a privately-held medical device company that designs and manufactures a novel, catheter-based, temperature-controlled cardiac ablation system for the treatment of patients with cardiac arrhythmias […]

Amarin’s John Thero Awarded NJ EY Entrepreneur of The Year® 2019 Award for Life Sciences

BEDMINSTER, N.J. and DUBLIN, Ireland, June 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Amarin Corporation plc (NASDAQ:AMRN), a pharmaceutical company focused on the commercialization and development of therapeutics to improve cardiovascular health, announced today that John F. Thero, president and chief executive officer of Amarin, has been named EY’s Entrepreneur of The Year […]

Fujifilm to Showcase Array of Robust Technologies for Echocardiography at ASE 2019

LEXINGTON, Mass. and BOTHELL, Wash., June 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — (Booth #500) — Fujifilm will present its cardiovascular medical imaging portfolio including Synapse Cardiology PACS with Epsilon Imaging’s EchoInsight, as well as the SonoSite Edge II point-of-care-ultrasound system (POCUS) at the American Society of Echocardiography annual meeting (ASE 2019). The conference takes place June 21-25, 2019 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR. “At […]

LivaNova Welcomes Stacy Enxing Seng to Board of Directors

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–LivaNova PLC (NASDAQ:LIVN), a market-leading medical technology company, today announced that Stacy Enxing Seng, a Venture Partner with Lightstone Ventures and former executive at several healthcare and medical technology companies, was elected by the Company’s shareholders to join its Board of Directors during its June 18 annual general meeting. […]

Spectrum Plastics Group Acquires Earnan Biomedical Ltd

ALPHARETTA, Ga.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Spectrum Plastics Group, the market leading medical components and contract manufacturer, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Earnan Biomedical Ltd of Wexford, Ireland. Earnan Biomedical, led by Mr. Colin Sutherland, is a recognized leader in the innovation of medical balloon technologies and solutions. The acquisition represents additional […]