Pivotal COMPASS Trial Reveals Positive Results Through Two Years for Novel Micro-Stent MENLO PARK, CA–(Marketwired – May 5, 2015) –  Transcend Medical, Inc. announced today its intent to file a premarket approval (PMA) application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the CyPass® Micro-Stent, a novel minimally invasive glaucoma surgical (MIGS) implant. The […]

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC–(Marketwired – May 05, 2015) – Medical device manufacturers face increasing competition as they move products through development and into a saturated market. According to a new report by primary intelligence provider Cutting Edge Information, 80% of surveyed medical device companies expect medium or high levels of market competition.  Nearly half (49%) of […]

ST. LOUIS and NIJMEGEN, the Netherlands, May 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — EndoStim, a medical device company developing lower esophageal sphincter (LES) stimulation therapy for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) announced long-term, 3-year, positive safety and efficacy results. The results demonstrated an excellent control of reflux symptoms of both heartburn and regurgitation and the “gold-standard” esophageal acid […]

(Reuters) – The artificial heart fitted in a patient who died on Saturday malfunctioned due to a fault with the controls of its motor, but an initial analysis indicates there are no fundamental problems with the device, its manufacturer Carmat said in a statement. The patient, the second one to die while fitted with a […]

A view shows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) logo at the lobby of its headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland August 14, 2012. Reuters/Jason Reed <span class="articleLocation”>(Reuters) – AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Inc said a division of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had rejected the company’s request for a meeting to discuss the need for […]

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today AIDS Healthcare Foundation President Michael Weinstein issued the following statement on findings recently published in the Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy report that scientists from the Oak Crest Institute of Science have created the first subdermal implant that delivers antiretroviral drugs for up to 40 days to prevent or treat HIV: “Numerous medical […]

(Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the Medicines Co’s drug device, Ionsys, for postoperative pain for hospital use, the company said on Thursday. Ionsys – a needleless, patient-controlled opioid-based treatment – offers patients recovering from surgery in the hospital control over their analgesic dosing. Ionsys was originally developed by Johnson & Johnson […]

PARIS & ROUEN, France–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PlugMed has been awarded €2 million of funding, as part of the World Innovation Challenge organized by the French Ministry of Industry. The funding will enable the company to speed up the Geroneph project that aims at developing an innovative device in the treatment of kidney failure. PlugMed designs, develops and […]

NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – Apr 22, 2015) –  Event Cardio Group, Inc. (www.eventcardiogroup.com) (OTCQB: ECGI), a medical device company specializing in the detection and preventive treatment of high-risk diseases, is pleased to announce that Ceres Technologies, based in Saugerties, New York, (www.cerestechnologies.com) has begun manufacturing the BreastCare DTS™ device. With production of units underway the […]