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US Approvals Analysis: Hits Just Keep On Coming. Can It Last?

2017 was another record year for novel device approvals in the US, with typical large numbers of cardiovascular and IVD go-aheads, along with notable successes in neurology, with noninvasive stimulation and digital-app solutions seeing success. There was also an increase in 510(k) clearances last year. Here's a look at some key FDA approvals and clearance trends from the past year, including in infographic form.

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Starts & Stops: 2017 Finishes With Progress For Edwards, Stalled Trials For Boston Scientific

Starts & Stops is a regular feature highlighting Medtech Insight's monthly picks of noteworthy clinical trial announcements, initiations, completions, and suspensions. The list for December is headlined by announcements on Edwards' transcatheter valve technologies. Meanwhile, MValve, a company Boston Scientific has invested in, is not going forward with a planned trial of its MValve dock device with Boston Scientific's Lotus valve, which is currently off the market.

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Aneurysm Devices In The Regulatory Spotlight: US FDA Panel Meeting Set For March

The agency scheduled a Neurological Devices Panel meeting for March 1 to consider appropriate clinical design and data expectations for intracranial aneurysm devices.

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Zimmer Biomet Lands Medtronic Exec As Its New CEO

The orthopedic giant hired a well-respected medtech industry veteran as its new CEO, leading to some seat-jumping within Medtronic's executive ranks.

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