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The Woven EndoBridge (WEB) aneurysm embolization system proved relatively safe and effective in the 150-patient WEB-IT trial. The trial results are now published in the Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery.
Medtronic is encouraged by new data on endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm presented at the Charing Cross Symposium, including preliminary data from the ANCHOR registry on Endurant used in combination with the Heli-FX Endoanchor system. At the same meeting, 30-day results from 100 patients in the pivotal trial of Valiant Navion thoracic stent graft system showed high rates of procedural success in patients with a thoracic aortic aneurysm and penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer.
New trial results show Guardant Health's Guardant360 largest cell-free DNA assay rapidly identifies biomarkers for metastatic non-small cell lung cancer associated with specific therapies at least as accurately as standard-of-care tissue genotyping.
Five-year outcomes from the VeClose Extension Study at the 2019 Charing Cross Symposium in London show the aggregate complete closure rate of the great saphenous vein was 94.6% in chronic venous disease patients treated with VenaSeal.
Medline Industries will pay $167.5m for the Namic brand of manifolds, contrast management systems, closed fluid systems, guidewires, disposable transducers and interventional accessories. It also includes a manufacturing facility and the manufacturing, sales and marketing staff that support Namic.
Start-Up Spotlight: GT Medical Technologies' GammaTile Brings Brachytherapy Directly To Brain Tumors
Arizona-based GT Medical Technologies is ramping up commercialization of its GammaTile surgically targeted radiation therapy for patients with recurrent intracranial neoplasms. GammaTile already received 510(k) clearance, but continues to develop clinical evidence showing that GammaTile improves control of brain cancer following excision surgery and prolongs patient-survival.