Global Device Approvals Q2 Shapshot: Coronary Devices Abound
The second quarter of 2018 brought 62 approvals from outside the US, including 46 in Europe, according to Medtech Insight's Approvals Tracker. Among those approvals, 14 were for devices to treat coronary artery disease, and the second most-common indications were obesity and soft-tissue repair. Outside of Europe, Japan had the most non-US approvals in the quarter with five.
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Reported sales and earnings from the publicly traded cardiovascular device companies show strong performance across the sector, spurred by new approvals and clinical trials, in the quarter that ended Sept. 30. Here's a recap of results from the cardio device companies that have reported so far, including Abbott, Abiomed, and Reva.
Q3 Global Device Approvals Shapshot: Another Big Quarter For Coronary And Peripheral Intervention Approvals
The third quarter of 2018 brought 60 approvals from outside the US, including 31 in Europe, according to Medtech Insight's Approvals Tracker. Among those approvals, six were for devices to treat coronary artery disease; the second most common indications were peripheral disease and catheter complications. Outside of Europe, India recorded the most non-US approvals in the quarter with eight.
The 2018 EuroPCR meeting in Paris featured new results from clinical trials of coronary stents from Biotronik, Amaranth, Medtronic, MicroPort, and Hexacath.