Technology
Nov 06, 2006
Thoratec Inc.'s (Pleasanton, CA) heart pump may be part of a cure for congestive heart failure, according to a study published in the New England Journal of...
Nov 03, 2006
Pharmabiz.com reports that it's "boom time" for medical devices in China. The country is becoming more competitive in the realm of R...
Nov 01, 2006
CVRx Inc. (Maple Grove, MN) received a go-ahead this week from FDA to begin U.S. clinical trials on a device that uses electrical stimulation to treat high...
Oct 30, 2006
The mainstream media tends to make a number of harmful assumptions when covering the device industry. These include: the corporate world's motives are...
Oct 27, 2006
Today's Boston Globe has a feature about Dr. Renu Virmani, a pathologist who studies diseased tissue. In recent years she has analyzed drug-eluting stents...
Oct 24, 2006
This week's TCT conference underscores 
Oct 23, 2006
Boston Scientific released a study showing its Taxus drug-eluting stent is no more likely to cause blood clots after one year than Johnson...
Oct 20, 2006
Today's New York Times has an article on the controversy over the NC-stat, a nerve-testing system made by Neurometrix (Waltham, MA). Some doctors say it is by...
Oct 19, 2006
Two European studies report that patients who have carotid artery stents to prevent stroke are much more at risk of stroke than those who have surgery to...
Oct 18, 2006
Doctors are using drug-eluting stents less and turning to their bare metal counterparts more often, according to consulting firm Goodroe Healthcare Solutions...