INTERVIEW: Proteus sharpens focus on medication adherence opportunity for ingestible sensor
This article was originally published in Clinica
Proteus Digital Health’s strategy to roll out its Ingestible Sensor is picking up momentum, after the US FDA recently cleared the product specifically for monitoring patients' medication adherence. The clearance makes it the first device of its kind with this indication.
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In this edition of Device Week, Medtech Insight's managing editor Marion Webb talks with deputy editor Reed Miller about his recent story on Abiomed's plan to counter unfavorable studies of its Impella heart pump.
[Editor's note: This article was updated on 14 February 2020 to clarify that Abiomed has invested more than $100m over the past five years in clinical research on the Impella heart pump platform. Abiomed has not committed to spend another $100m on new physician education and communication programs.]
Abiomed is trying to counter the negative publicity created by the recent publication of retrospective studies showing higher costs and worse outcomes in coronary intervention cases with Impella than in comparable procedures with intra-aortic balloon pumps. The company insists this analysis is deeply flawed.