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Medical technology and services company Medtronic has announced its quarterly sales for all its major product lines showing sales below Wall Street’s expectations. more

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It’s been reported that cardiovascular disease causes more than a quarter (27 percent) of all deaths in the UK, and now a new study has revealed that cholesterol plays no part in heart disease, suggesting that we have still got a lot to learn. more

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Xeltis has successfully completed its second feasibility trial for its bioabsorbable cardiovascular device technology and displays positive results in patients a year after surgery more

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We’ve created our very own 12 days of Christmas for the life science sector. Via news brands Medical Plastics News, Digital Health Age and European Pharmaceutical Manufacturer we’ll be looking back on 2015 in festive form more

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CardioMEMS is an implantable system that can measure and monitor pulmonary artery pressures more

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Heart of the matter: The University College Cork (UCC) Centre for Research in Vascular Biology has developed a medical device that could potentially remove the need for open-heart surgery. more

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CARMAT, the designer and developer of the latest technology in artificial hearts have announced the first implantation of its artificial heart in Paris, France. The device may provide treatment for people suffering from end-stage heart failure. more

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Leading medical device outsourcing solution provider and manufacturer of minimally invasive device delivery and access products Creganna-Tactx Medical has set up a local team in China to enhance services for existing foreign and domestic customers. more

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Source: Interface Biologics Inc (IBI).

AngioDynamics and Interface Biologics Inc (IBI) have extended the licensing agreement for Endexo anti-thrombogenic polymer to include central venous catheters in addition to peripherally inserted catheters (PICCs), ports and dialysis catheters. more

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Study results published in European Heart Journal. more

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In March 2012, Medtronic received FDA approval and the CE mark for this cryoablation device—the Arctic Front Advance Cardiac Cryoballoon—to treat atrial fibrillation. more

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Source: Columbia Neurosurgeons, Department of Neurosurgery, Columbia University Medical Center.

UK manufacturer of products for critical care, cancer and varicose veins BTG has agreed to acquire US-based Ekos, a manufacturer of endovascular systems used to treat clots using ultrasonic energy. more

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Source: Tomasz Staszak, 2013.

Compared with metals, engineering polymers offer comparable toughness and resistance to degradation by chemicals and high temperatures, a lighter weight and more freedom in design. Laser micromachining is being used to make PEEK and polyimide stents. more

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Source: Eucomed.

Ethica award acknowledges role of safe, innovative cardiovascular devices in improving patient lives. Cardiologists' recognition of European regulatory efficiency relevant for Eucomed's Don't Lose the 3 campaign against proposed regulatory change. more

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Abbott has published data which the company says supports the long-term performance of its Absorb bioresorbable vascular stent. Absorb is a landmark device because it is the first fully bioresorbable stent which can be used in vascular settings. more

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US-headquartered device manufacturer Abbott announced today the initiation of the Absorb III clinical trial in patients in the United States. more

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A proprietary ultra-thin abluminal (outer) bioresorbable PGLA polymer coating has been used in US medical device manufacturer Boston Scientific's Synergy everolimus-eluting platinum chromium coronary stent system, which received CE Mark approval on O more

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