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Edwards Lifescience Scoops Up Harpoon Medical for $100M

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE: EW), the global leader in patient-focused innovations for structural heart disease and critical care monitoring, today announced the acquisition of Harpoon Medical, a privately held medical technology company pioneering beating-heart repair for degenerative mitral regurgitation (DMR). Edwards announced a structured upfront investment […]

PVD Patients Boomeranging at Higher Rates After Intervention, Study Shows

By Ken Dropiewski, Prime-Core Executive Search (ken@prime-core.com) As we progress to value-based healthcare system, it’s more important than ever to keep readmissions to a minimum. A recent study, though, found that more than 17 percent of patients undergoing peripheral revascularization for PVD were readmitted within 30 days of having the procedure.The unplanned […]

Robocath raises a total of €6.4 million ($7.6M) in 2017

Robocath receives an additional €1.25 million financial contribution from Crédit Agricole Innovations et Territoires (CAIT), an innovation fund managed by Supernova Invest. In line with the company’s growth strategy, the new funding aims to increase the resources available to market the R-OneTM product and launch the development of the next generation of […]

4C Medical’s Novel Transcatheter Mitral Valve Technology Awarded Best Technology Parade Presentation at ICI 2017

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn., Dec. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — 4C Medical Technologies, Inc. (4C Medical), a developer of minimally invasive technologies for structural heart disease, today announced that its medical device for mitral regurgitation (MR) was awarded the Best Technology Parade Presentation at the International Conference for Innovations in Cardiovascular Interventions (ICI) held December 3-5, […]

Neovasc Reducer Featured in Live Case at ICI 2017

VANCOUVER, Dec. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Neovasc Inc. (“Neovasc” or the “Company“) (NASDAQ, TSX: NVCN) today reported its Neovasc Reducer™ (“Reducer”) medical device was featured in a “live case” broadcast at the 2017 Innovations in Cardiovascular Interventions (ICI) conference held in Tel Aviv, Israel.  In the live case broadcast to the conference from […]

InspireMD Announces Expansion of its Distribution Network for CGuard™ EPS in Australia, New Zealand and Vietnam

TEL AVIV, lSRAEL, Dec. 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — InspireMD, Inc. (NYSE AMER:NSPR), a leader in embolic prevention systems (EPS) / thrombus management technologies and neurovascular devices, today announced it has signed Diverse Devices Pty Ltd as its exclusive distributor for Australia and New Zealand, and has signed Do Gia Production […]

CorInnova Awarded “2017 InnoSTARS” Prize for Its Non-Blood-Contacting, Soft Robotic Heart Assist Device as Alternative to LVADs for Treatment of Heart Failure

By Ronald Trahan, APR, Ronald Trahan Associates, 1-508-816-6730, rtrahan@ronaldtrahan.com HOUSTON, Dec. 4, 2017—CorInnova Inc., an emerging medical device company developing novel technology for the treatment of Heart Failure, announced today that it was awarded second prize in the “2017 InnoSTARS” life science competition for its EpicHeart™ soft-robotic heart assist device. […]

FDA Approves Amgen’s Repatha® (evolocumab) To Prevent Heart Attack And Stroke

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Dec. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced that following priority review of its supplemental Biologics License Application, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Repatha® (evolocumab) as the first PCSK9 inhibitor to prevent heart attacks, strokes and coronary revascularizations in adults with established cardiovascular disease.1 “We are pleased […]