Results Recap: Medtronic Highlights Data To Contrast With Recent Meta-Analysis That Sparked Drug-Coated Balloon Scrutiny
This week's edition of Medtech Insight's Results Recap, the weekly roundup of major device trial-results from MedDeviceTracker, includes medical device trial results announced from Jan. 11 through Jan. 24. This week's list is dominated by results presentations from the Leipzig Interventional Course (LINC) in Leipzig, Germany, including trials of devices from Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Gore, Profusa, InspireMD, and Vessi.
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