Device Week, Aug. 29, 2018 – Medtronic’s Uplifting Figures And Data
The medtech industry’s No. 1 player, Medtronic, is the focus of this edition of Device Week, as the firm hit the headlines with some impressive first fiscal quarter results and positive data from a trial of its Synchromed II drug infusion pump. Medtech Insight’s Reed Miller and Tina Tan chat about what helped to boost the company’s top- and bottom-lines and delve deeper into the SISTERS trial for Synchromed and the impact these results will have on the company’s pain management business.
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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.]
Abiomed is trying to counter the negative publicity created by the recent publication of retrospective studies showing higher costs and worse outcomes in coronary intervention cases with Impella than in comparable procedures with intra-aortic balloon pumps. The company insists this analysis is deeply flawed.