GE Healthcare, Lantheus radiotracer trial meets endpoints

GE Healthcare (NYSE:GE) and Lantheus Holdings (NSDQ:LNTH) today announced positive trial results for an investigational radiotracer.

The Phase III clinical trial for the Flurpiridaz radiotracer met its co-primary endpoints. It exceeded a 60% threshold for both sensitivity and specificity in detecting coronary artery disease (CAD). GE and Lantheus shared the results at the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) Congress, in Florida.

According to a news release, the data also demonstrate higher diagnostic efficacy and image quality for the radiotracer. These data compared Flurpiridaz to single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI).

The trial included over 600 patients across sites in the U.S., Europe and Canada. It assessed the diagnostic efficacy of Flurpiridaz in detecting CAD with invasive coronary angiography as a standard of truth. The companies said that, if approved, the investigational agent would off…

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The 24 best medical device innovations of 2022

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 designed to improve the human condition.

Nominees need to be FDA-approved for the market within the last five years and show major potential to affect healthcare. The winners will be announced in October at the Prix Galien USA Awards in New York City.

This year, the foundation nominated 24 medical device innovations, 22 biotechnology products and 33 pharmaceutical agents. The devices range from an intraocular lens to a bariatric stapler.

“Every year, evaluating and recognizing the amazing submissions that come through for the Prix Galien Awards is one of the greatest honors,” said Dr. Sue Des…

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Lantheus, Progenics complete merger

Lantheus Medical Imaging (NSDQ:LNTH) parent company Lantheus Holdings announced the completion of its merger with Progenics Pharmaceuticals.

Progenics, an oncology company developing medicines and artificial intelligence-based technologies for finding, fighting and following cancer, entered into a merger agreement with Lantheus that was first announced on Oct. 2, 2019.

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Lantheus, Progenics complete merger

Lantheus Medical Imaging (NSDQ:LNTH) parent company Lantheus Holdings announced the completion of its merger with Progenics Pharmaceuticals.

Progenics, an oncology company developing medicines and artificial intelligence-based technologies for finding, fighting and following cancer, entered into a merger agreement with Lantheus that was first announced on Oct. 2, 2019.

Upon the completion of the merger, Progenics stockholders received 0.31 of one share of Lantheus common stock and one non-tradable contingent value right in exchange for one share of Progenics common stock, according to a news release.

The contingent value right is payable in two contingent payments, subject to a cap, upon the achievement of certain milestones related to the financial performance of PyLTM (18F-DCFPyL), Progenics’ prostate-specific membrane antigen targeted imaging agent designed to visualize prostate cancer.

Progenics, which previously traded on the Nasdaq market un…

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