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Spectranetics Corp.

Division of Royal Philips NV
www.spectranetics.com

Latest From Spectranetics Corp.

2018 Earnings Spotlight: Transcatheter Valve Repair Remains Big Drivers For Medtronic, Edwards, Abbott

Reported sales and earnings from the publicly traded cardiovascular device companies in 2018 were generally strong, led by transcatheter aortic valve replacement devices, but some sectors of the industry, especially ventricular assist devices and peripheral drug-coated balloons, face significant challenges. Here's a recap of results from the cardio device companies that have reported so far, with a focus on Medtronic, Edwards, and Abbott.

Companies Approvals

SCAI, Manufacturers Defend Peripheral Paclitaxel Devices Against Doubts

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions’ Vascular Disease Council says the recent meta-analysis finding a higher long-term mortality risk with paclitaxel-eluting peripheral devices can only be viewed as hypothesis-generating. The long-term risks of these devices should be investigated with patient-level data, SCAI argues. Several clinical data presentations at the recent LINC meeting in Leipzig showed comparable mortality rates with paclitaxel-eluting devices as comparable non-drug-eluting devices.

Clinical Trials FDA

Paclitaxel-Coated PAD Devices Under US FDA Scrutiny

The agency sent a letter to health-care providers stating that it is investigating reports of an elevated risk of death for patients starting two years after treatment with paclitaxel-coated balloons or paclitaxel-eluting stents. But FDA is not taking any regulatory action at this point.

Safety Regulation

Market Intel: Martin Leon's TAVR Technology Tour Of The Future

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement pioneer Martin Leon discussed what is coming down the pike for technologies in the TAVR and heart valve device space at the recent Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference in San Diego. Here is a run-down of what he highlighted, including AI-driven technologies that promise to improve patient access and outcomes. This is the first of a two-part series focusing on innovations in interventional cardiology. 

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Company Information

  • Industry
  • Medical Devices
    • Laser
    • Surgical Equipment & Devices
      • Minimally or Less Invasive
  • Therapeutic Areas
  • Cardiovascular
  • Alias(es)
  • Ownership
  • Private
  • Headquarters
  • Worldwide
    • North America
      • USA
  • Parent & Subsidiaries
  • Royal Philips NV
  • Senior Management
  • Scott Drake, CEO
    Stacy McMahan , CFO
    Shahriar Martin, COO
    Donna Ford-Serbu, SVP, Sales & Mktg.
  • Contact Info
  • Spectranetics Corp.
    Phone: (719) 447-2000
    9965 Federal Dr.
    Colorado Springs, CO 80921-3617
    USA
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