Victory From The Jaws Of Defeat: Angel Med Wrests Approval For Implantable Heart-Attack Monitor
A US FDA advisory panel unanimously voted down the AngelMed cardiac monitor two years ago. But venture-backed Angel Medical Systems was able to engage with the agency after the panel, and the firm ultimately achieved approval of the device designed to help detect heart attacks earlier. It’s a lesson in firms leveraging all the data they have at their disposal.
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