ISC 2018: COMPASS Supports First-Line Aspiration With Penumbra's System
Results of the COMPASS trial showed that Penumbra's aspiration system is non-inferior to stent-retrievers as a first-line therapy to treat acute ischemic stroke. COMPASS was one of several important device trials featured at the presented at the International Stroke Conference held in Los Angeles.
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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.]