SCAI2018: New Study Shows 3D Printing Helps Prevent Leaks In Heart-Valve Patients
The clinical use of 3D printing got a boost when interventional cardiologists presented data at the annual meeting of The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions that supported th4 technology's effectiveness in helping to predict paravalvular leak in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement. The implantation of an ill-fitting valve that can lead to paravalvular leak is a common risk of TAVR procedures.
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3D-Printed Anatomical Models: Clinicians, Companies Hash Out Issues
Industry, health-care providers and FDA discussed major issues in using additive manufacturing for making anatomical models at the agency's headquarters last month. The findings will be presented in a white paper from the Radiological Society of North America to help FDA figure out how to regulate the technology.
Novo Nordisk In Negotiations To Acquire Medical Device Maker Biocorp For About $165M (€154M)
After a nearly two-year collaboration, Novo Nordisk said it has begun talks to buy a controlling stake in French medical device company Biocorp.