Angiodynamics Inc., the maker of devices for minimally invasive surgery, named Joseph DeVivo president and chief executive officer, giving him the job of reviving sales of catheters and other hospital products.
Elderly patients getting Edwards Lifesciences Corp.’s Sapien heart valve implanted through the ribs as part of an expanded access program reaped more benefit than those observed in the initial trials, a study found.
HeartWare International Inc. rose the most in more than a year after its implantable pump for heart-transplant candidates gained support from U.S. regulatory advisers who said the device provides dying patients a lifeline.
A half decade after Edwards Lifesciences Corp. and Medtronic Inc. introduced devices in Europe that make heart-valve surgery easier to endure, most U.S. patients are waiting for safety data to clear their use.
Edwards Lifesciences Corp.’s Sapien device replaces damaged aortic heart valves as well as surgery, without cracking open the chest or triggering higher rates of stroke or death after two years, a company-funded study found.