Tag-Archive for ◊ Vascular/ Cardiovascular ◊

• Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

The United States Solicitor General files an amicus brief effectively siding with Medtronic, arguing that Boston Scientific bears the burden of proof in a long-running patent infringement beef that’s headed for the Supreme Court. Medical device giant Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) may have a little muscle on its side after the U.S. Solicitor General effectively backed the […]

• Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

St. Jude Medical Acquires Endosense ST. PAUL, Minn. & GENEVA–(BUSINESS WIRE)– St. Jude Medical, Inc. (STJ), a global medical device company, today announced the acquisition of Endosense SA, a Switzerland-based company that has pioneered contact-force measurement in catheter ablation. The acquisition adds to the company’s leading electrophysiology portfolio and provides a robust platform for future […]

• Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

The FDA issues its highest-risk Class 1 recall for blood kits made by Hospira after 1 patient’s death was deemed partly due to delayed treatment after the piercing pin in the kit punctured the outer wall of the blood bag. The FDA issued a Class I recall on blood kits made by Hospira (NYSE:HSP) after […]

• Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Medtronic files the 1st module of a pre-market approval application with the FDA for its In.Pact Admiral drug-eluting balloon to treat peripheral artery disease. Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) applied for pre-market approval from the FDA for a medical device designed to treat peripheral artery disease, the In.Pact Admiral drug-eluting balloon. Fridley, Minn.-based Medtronic said it’s gearing up for a […]

• Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Zoll CEO Richard Packer goes out of his way to avoid layoffs, even if it means cutting profits to the bone. Richard Packer has been with Zoll Medical since 1992, taking on various roles in operations and finance before landing the corner office. He’s seen the company through some transformative times, he told an audience at this […]

• Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Technology giant Philips Healthcare (NYSE:PHG) issued an urgent recall notice on several lots of its HeartStart MRx monitor/defibrillator systems after 2 patients were harmed. The FDA gave the recall a Class II label, reserved for “products that might cause a temporary health problem, or pose only a slight threat of a serious nature.” The FDA noted and Philips confirmed that […]

• Monday, July 22nd, 2013

MILAN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 15, 2013 — Sorin Group (MIL:SRN) (Reuters Code: SORN.MI), a global medical device company and a leader in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, announced today the signing of a supply agreement for the manufacturing of certain components of the Lotus Aortic Valve System, Boston Scientific Corporation’s second-generation TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement) technology. […]

• Monday, July 22nd, 2013

University of Melbourne researchers have developed an efficient system to coat tiny objects, such as bacterial cells, with thin films that assemble themselves which could have important implications for drug delivery as well as biomedical and environmental applications. Published in the journal Science, Professor Frank Caruso from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at The […]

• Friday, July 19th, 2013

Minnesota medical device titan Medtronic recalls certain lots of its Consulta and Syncra CRT-P implants after discovering a manufacturing issue that could “compromise device functionality.” Medical device giant Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) is asking hospitals to return certain cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemakers (CRT-Ps) after the company discovered manufacturing issues that could keep the devices from functioning properly. Medtronic recalled […]

• Thursday, July 18th, 2013

A seemingly innocuous tweet by Medtronic CEO Omar Ishrak led to a backlash on the Internet last week. In the tweet, Omar Ishrak said, “Using Runtastic to track progress with running; find it motivating & pushes me to improve. Here is my morning run pic.twitter.com/b5frbWE14G.” While this tweet may seem harmless enough on the surface, it led […]