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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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Digital Health company Profusa raised more than $45m in a series C financing round. The company plans to use the proceeds to bring its tiny CE-marked injectable biosensors, used to monitor tissue oxygenation in patients with peripheral artery disease, to key opinion leaders and clinicians in Europe.
Although wearable devices are only just beginning to trend in digital health, a newer, more sophisticated technology is starting to develop. Implantable sensors designed to measure in vivo functions could become a transformative technology in a way that wearable devices cannot.
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