Research and Development (R&D)
Jun 10, 2016
Marie Thibault Medtronic is developing the EV-ICD to avoid transvenous leads, like Boston Scientific's S-ICD, above, but management says the new device will...
Jun 06, 2016
Marie Thibault A standby device in hospitals, the pulse oximeter may eventually get a futuristic upgrade. While it is already a non-invasive way to measure a...
May 05, 2016
Marie Thibault HeartWare's MVAD, shown here in a photo taken before the CE Mark trial was halted, is undergoing bench testing. MVAD, HeartWare’s next-...
Apr 11, 2016
Marie Thibault It’s not easy to remember to take a pill three times a day. Doctors and patients, witnesses to the massive problem of compliance to prescribed...
Mar 09, 2016
Marie Thibault The transplant team at the Cleveland Clinic performed the first uterus transplant in the United States. The first transplanted uterus in the...
Jan 08, 2016
Marie Thibault The jury is still out on whether multigene panels or single gene sequencing is best, but GeneDx, a genetic testing company, is making a case...
Nov 12, 2015
Arundhati Parmar The Direct Flow Medical Transcatheter Aortic ValveTAVR System with polymer rings    Many expect transcatheter aortic valve...
Aug 13, 2015
Marie Thibault The NFL may not be synonymous with medical technology, but it may soon be. The football league, in partnership with GE and Under Armour, is...
Jul 01, 2015
Marie Thibault The Implantable Miniature Telescope implant from VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, Inc. is used in patients with end-stage age-related...
Jun 05, 2015
Marie Thibault The Portico transcatheter aortic valve will once again be implanted in U.S. patients as part of a pivotal trial. Nine months after stopping...