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Medtech Insight's Results Recap is a regular feature covering the major device trial results compiled by MedDeviceTracker. This is the third of three Results Recaps covering trial data presented at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions in New Orleans, March 16-18, including the final results of the MOMENTUM 3 trial of Abbott’s HeartMate 3 left-ventricular assist device and six-month results from the RADIANCE-HTN SOLO trial of ReCor’s Paradise renal denervation system, and more. Check out Part I and Part II of our ACC Results Recap.
A snapshot of global medical device approvals captured during the past week in Medtech Insight's Approvals Tracker. Among the additions, Abbott's HeartMate 3 left ventricular assist device gained "destination therapy" approval from US FDA, meaning its now vetted for use in patients who are not eligible for a heart transplant.
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Most of the major medical device companies have reported sales and earnings for the last three months of 2017 and the full year. Cardiovascular companies are succeeding with new technology while continuing to grow revenues from established technologies, especially in emerging markets. Orthopedic firms are looking to new technology, like surgery robots and neurostimulation, to differentiate themselves from the competition and improve profits.