The top 10 catheter innovations of 2021

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Last year was a big year for catheter innovation as medtech companies large and small received regulatory approvals for devices ranging from TAVR to single-use endoscopes.

Catheter innovations weren’t limited to just adults; Catheter-deployed devices for premature babies and toddlers were also approved and released.

And catheter-based devices made up nearly half of last year’s Prix Galien USA Awards nominees for the most innovative medical devices. Those devices included BD’s PureWick female external catheter and Venovo venous stent, Biotronik’s PK Papyrus covered coronary stent system, Boston Scientific’s HeartLogic heart failure monitoring device and Sentinel cerebral protection system, Edwards Lifesciences’ Sapien 3 Ultra transcatheter heart valve, Pulmonx’s Zephyr end-bronchial valve system and Baylis Medical’s VersaCross transeptal platform. (VersaCross, Venovo…

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Why FDA put the pedal to the metal for radar and hummingbirds. And why medtech needs Google.

In this week’s episode of DeviceTalks Weekly, co-hosts Chris Newmarker and Tom Salemi dig into the recent successes by startups Circadia Health and Preceptis Medical, which both saw expedited approval from the FDA due to the pandemic.

Circadia Health earned a spot on this year’s “20 medical device startups you need to know” list.

Circadia CEO Fares Siddiqui discusses the quick approval that came for his company’s C100 system that uses radar to monitor respiratory function.

Preceptis Medical CEO Steve Anderson, meanwhile, explains why the agency – and he hopes payers – want to see his company’s ear-tube implanting system on the market.

We also visit with Heidi Dohse, senior program manager at Google’s Cloud Healthcare & Life Sciences organization, who will be leading the upcoming DeviceTalks Tuesday’s discussion about how medtech devices can use data to better serve its sickest patients.

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