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.
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