Companies Forge Ahead With New Devices, Studies, And Funding For Treatment-Resistant Hypertension
With Medtronic planning to submit an IDE application to the FDA soon to conduct a new US trial of its renal denervation technology, companies and investors alike remain optimistic about finding an effective device-based therapy for treatment-resistant hypertension. Two smaller players in this space – Rox Medical and Verve Medical – are also forging ahead, due to recently published encouraging study results for Rox’s stent-like implant, Coupler, and a nearly $2 million Series B1 round to fund further clinical trials of Verve’s Phoenix RF energy device.
You may also be interested in...
With the announcement that Medtronic is going back to the clinical drawing board after the pivotal SYMPLICITY HTN-3 trial of its renal denervation device failed to meet its primary efficacy endpoint, the industry is taking a cautious but still optimistic stance on the highly touted potential treatment for resistant hypertension.
India’s National Cancer Grid pilots pooled procurement for 40 drugs including trastuzumab, imatinib, and pemetrexed, delivering median savings of over 80%. Experts discuss with Scrip the prospects of scaling the initiative and what it may mean for pharma’s margins and go-to-market strategy.
A complex transformation is underway as client proposes to acquire CDMO facilities that vaccinated the world against the COVID-19 pandemic for pivot to the obesity epidemic.