Starts & Stops: Boston Scientific Starts, Stops, And Finishes TAVR Trials
Starts & Stops is a regular feature highlighting Medtech Insight editors' picks of noteworthy medtech clinical trial initiations, completions and suspensions each month. This month's edition includes seven trial-terminations – not as many as last month, but more than usual – for a variety of reasons, including Boston Scientific's suspension of all its trials of the Lotus transcatheter aortic valve due to a manufacturing problem.
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Starts & Stops is a regular feature highlighting Medtech Insight's monthly editors' picks of noteworthy medtech clinical trial announcements, initiations, completions, and suspensions. This month's edition, covering November, is led by a major milestone for Mercator Medsystems, developer of the Bullfrog micro-infusion catheter.
Stryker's DAWN Thrombectomy Trial Could Also Help Medtronic And Penumbra
Results of the DAWN trial show that endovascular thrombectomy with Stryker's Trevo produces better outcomes than medication alone when used in certain patients who experienced an ischemic stroke. The results could provide a boost to Stryker as well as Stryker's competitors in the mechanical thrombectomy market, including Medtronic, Penumbra.
Device Debuts: Medtronic MiniMed 670G HCL Insulin Pump; OrbusNeich Sapphire Coronary Balloons; Shockwave Lithoplasty; DePuy Synthes' Fenestrated Spine Screws; Philips Monitoring And Imaging Systems
This edition of Medtech Insight's Device Debuts covers the innovative devices introduced into commercial markets since mid-May, including Medtronic's long-awaited launch of the MiniMed 670G Hybrid Closed Loop insulin pump system, OrbusNeich's entry into the US coronary dilation catheter market, and Shockwave's Lithoplasty system for treating calcified peripheral arteries.