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PathoQuest’s NGS-based diagnostic test for infectious disease can identify 3 times more pathogens than conventional tests.

In Vitro Diagnostics Number to Know

Number To Know…710

Infusion pumps, used in abundance in hospitals but prone to error, caused 710 patient deaths between 2005-2009.

Safety Number to Know

Number To Know…9

Dignitana, of Lund, Sweden, is expanding the US presence of its DigniCap scalp cooling device with 9 additional installations.

Cancer Number to Know

Number To Know…98

Myriad Genetics’ BRACAnalysis companion diagnostic test for AstraZeneca’s PARP inhibitor, Lynparza (olaparib), demonstrated that it could identify 98% of patients with the breast cancer mutation that would best benefit from this therapy.

Cancer In Vitro Diagnostics

Number To Know…12,500,000

VisCardia gained new financing and tech assets worth $12.5m to help it advance its implantable heart failure device that works by stimulating the thoracic cavity musculature.

Financing Cardiology

Number To Know…313

Q4 2016 recorded 313 medical device recalls, an 8% decrease from the previous quarter.

Safety Recalls

Number To Know…9,000,000

£9m is the amount HeartFlow's noninvasive cardiac imaging system for analyzing fractional flow reserve could save the UK NHS by 2020.

Cardiology Diagnostic Imaging

Number To Know…21

EnteroMedics' vBloc neurometabolic therapy has shown it can reduce excess weight in obese patients by an average 21%, according to recently published three-year data.

Metabolic Diabetic Care

Number To Know…5

Shanghai-based MicroPort Scientific can now use its APOLLO intracranial stent to treat 5mm cerebral vessels, the longest indicated length to date, in China.

Neurology Number to Know

Number To Know…1,335,278

The number of medtech-related adverse-event reports in the US declined in 2016 compared to 2015.

United States Safety

Number To Know…15

Lombard Medical has seen 15 Japanese patients treated with its Aorfix endovascular stent graft using the latest-generation IntelliFlex LP system, which was approved in Japan a month ago and launched commercially a week ago.

Cardiology Japan

Number To Know…800,000

Medtronic will be targeting the 800,000 Canadians affected by peripheral arterial disease after gaining Canadian approval for its IN.PACT Admiral drug-coated balloon.

Cardiovascular Number to Know
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