Medical device innovator Velano Vascular announced today that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for PIVO™, its innovative needle-free vascular access device that seeks to improve the blood draw experience for patients while reducing risk to both patients and practitioners. Based on significant … Continue reading
Abbott announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the FlexAbility™ Ablation Catheter, Sensor Enabled™ designed to improve the versatility and precision during cardiac ablation procedures to treat atrial flutter, a type of irregular heartbeat. With the approval, the company has further expanded its electrophysiology portfolio for treating patients … Continue reading
A new study by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) has identified a mechanism by which cancer cells develop resistance to a class of drugs called fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) inhibitors.
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In the past decade, engineers at the University of California San Diego have 3D printed a variety of devices ranging from rocket engines, to robots, to structures inspired by the seahorse’s tail. Now, nanoengineers have added a new item to that list: a 3D printed biomimetic blood vessel network.
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Tryton Medical, Inc. announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the company’s Premarket Approval (PMA) application for the Tryton Side Branch Stent for the treatment of coronary bifurcation lesions involving large side branches (appropriate for a ≥2.5mm stent). The Tryton Side Branch Stent is the first dedicated … Continue reading
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Vaccines have come a long way scientifically, technologically and economically. But in one crucial aspect—distribution—they are still lagging behind.
“Many existing vaccine supply chains in low- and middle-income countries were established in the late 1970s and ’80s and have … Continue reading