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Cardiovascular Sales & Earnings Roundup: Medtronic TAVR Disappoints While Abbott And Boston Scientific See Structural Success In 2019
The top five cardiovascular device companies, as ranked by Medtech Insight’s MTI 100, have reported their sales and earnings for the last quarter of the calendar year 2019. Here are the highlights from the most recent presentations from Medtronic, Abbott Laboratories, Boston Scientific, Edwards Lifesciences and Terumo.
Digital Surgery, a London-based developer of surgical artificial intelligence, analytics, digital education and training solutions, will join Medtronic’s surgical robotics business within its minimally invasive therapies group.
In this edition of Device Week, Medtech Insight's managing editor Marion Webb talks with deputy editor Reed Miller about his recent story on Abiomed's plan to counter unfavorable studies of its Impella heart pump.
[Editor's note: This article was updated on 14 February 2020 to clarify that Abiomed has invested more than $100m over the past five years in clinical research on the Impella heart pump platform. Abiomed has not committed to spend another $100m on new physician education and communication programs.]
Abiomed is trying to counter the negative publicity created by the recent publication of retrospective studies showing higher costs and worse outcomes in coronary intervention cases with Impella than in comparable procedures with intra-aortic balloon pumps. The company insists this analysis is deeply flawed.
In this week's podcast, Medtech Insight executive editor Ashley Yeo chats with deputy editor Reed Miller about the UK's departure from the EU on 31 January, and what that means for the region's medtech industry.
The 50-patient SPYRAL DYSTAL trial will evaluate the benefits of a new targeted renal denervation approach with the Symplicity Spyral renal denervation system in patients with uncontrolled hypertension.