Boston Scientific has issued an urgent field safety notice for some of its PolarSheath steerable sheaths due to the risk of embolization. The company is removing specific batches of PolarSheath steerable sheaths due to a tooling error in manufacturing, which may have caused delimitation of the inner lumen of the sheath shaft in a subset of … [Read more...] about Boston Scientific warns on fragment embolization in some PolarSheath devices
Following FDA approval on Jan. 31, Farapulse from Boston Scientific is now the second pulsed field ablation (PFA) system approved to treat atrial fibrillation (AFib) in the U.S.
Medtronic’s PulseSelect PFA System picked up the first FDA approval in December for the treatment of paroxysmal and persistent AFib.
Boston Scientific’s Farapulse, on … [Read more...] about Catheter design was key for the Boston Scientific Farapulse pulsed field ablation system
Boston Scientific [WtwhTicker symbol="BSX"](NYSE: BSX)[/WtwhTicker] announced positive data from a trial of its Agent drug-coated balloon (DCB). The Marlborough, Massachusetts-based company presented its results at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meeting. Data demonstrated statistical superiority for Agent compared to … [Read more...] about Boston Scientific shares positive drug-coated balloon data
Every year, some of the biggest names in cardiovascular technologies come together in one place for TCT. This year's 35th edition of the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics annual scientific symposium was no different in San Francisco. Usual suspects like Medtronic and Abbott had data on display for a range of products, while other big … [Read more...] about The biggest cardiovascular stories from TCT 2023
Advanced technologies have the potential to take peripheral therapy "to a different stratosphere," says Dr. Michael Jaff, the chief medical officer and VP of the Boston Scientific Peripheral Interventions business. He characterized them as similar to the ability to combine devices with drugs, which he called the biggest transformational change … [Read more...] about Boston Scientific’s Dr. Michael Jaff on the future of peripheral intervention
A string of positive news continues for Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX), which this week announced FDA approval for its next-generation Watchman FLX. Last week, the company reported positive data for its Farapulse system, which led to a favorable reaction from analysts and the market. Just the week before, Boston Scientific received expanded FDA … [Read more...] about FDA approves next-gen Watchman FLX Pro from Boston Scientific
Boston Scientific [WtwhTicker symbol="BSX"](NYSE: BSX)[/WtwhTicker] announced today that it received FDA approval for its POLARx cryoablation system. The new system received an indication for the treatment of patients with paroxysmal AFib. It features the POLARx FIT cryoablation balloon catheter. This device enables two balloon sizes (28 mm and … [Read more...] about FDA approves POLARx cryoablation system from Boston Scientific
Major medtech players presented a range of intriguing studies at a gathering of some of the biggest names in the cardiology tech space. Some of the hottest topics were covered this past week at the American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Session Together With the World Congress of Cardiology (ACC.23/WCC) in New Orleans. Ablation, … [Read more...] about The biggest cardiology tech stories from ACC.23
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) announced that it intends to make a partial offer to acquire a majority stake in Acotec. Marlborough, Massachusetts-based Boston Scientific's offer could add up to a maximum of 65% of Acotec's shares. Its proposed price totals HK$20 per share. That amounts to approximately $523 million for the 65% stake at current … [Read more...] about Boston Scientific to acquire majority stake in interventional tech developer Acotec
The Galien Foundation recently announced its nominees of medical device innovations for its 2022 Prix Galien USA awards. There are 24 medical technologies nominated for the annual award this year, up from 18 nominees in 2021. The Galien Foundation’s annual Prix Galien awards highlight devices, biotechnology and pharmaceutical products … [Read more...] about The 24 best medical device innovations of 2022