Starts & Stops: Medtronic's TMVR News Closes Big Month For Trial Announcements
Starts & Stops is a regular feature highlighting Medtech Insight editors' picks of noteworthy medtech clinical trial announcements, initiations, completions, and suspensions each month. This month's edition, covering a long list of device trial updates that occurred between Sept. 24 and Oct. 31, is headlined by Medtronic's APOLLO US pivotal trial of the Intrepid transcatheter mitral valve.
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A new trial will evaluate the feasibility of implanting Medtronic's Intrepid transcatheter mitral valve replacement system through a transfemoral approach after the Intrepid TMVR study showed the feasibility of implanting Intrepid through the transapical approach.
Harpoon is a minimally invasive surgery device that complements Edwards pipeline of transcatheter mitral and septal valve repair and replacement technologies, which now includes at least six technologies at various stages of development, and is one of the company's top R&D priorities.
The TRILUMINATE trial will evaluate safety and effectiveness of its Tricuspid Valve Repair System for treating symptomatic moderate-to-severe tricuspid regurgitation. The device is similar to Abbott's successful MitraClip catheter-based device for treating mitral regurgitation.