Category: DAIC Articles

Cordis Launches Mynx Control Vascular Closure Device

November 05, 2018

Cordis, a Cardinal Health company, today announced the U.S. launch of Mynx Control Vascular Closure Device (VCD). It integrates active extravascular sealing and bioresorbability properties with a next-generation delivery system to maximize predictability, safety, and ease of use in sealing 5-7 French femoral arterial access sites. Vascular closure devices reduce time to hemostasis and ambulation in patients who have undergone diagnostic or interventional procedures.

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FDA Clears Rivaroxaban to Reduce the Risk of Major Cardiovascular Events

October 17, 2018

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared an additional indication for rivaroxaban (Xarelto) to reduce the risk of major cardiovascular (CV) events, such as CV death, myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke, in people with chronic coronary or peripheral artery disease (CAD/PAD). The drug is now the first and only factor Xa inhibitor approved for patients living with these conditions. The drug is made by The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson and Johnson.

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The Innovation Cycle for New Cardiovascular Technology

October 16, 2018

There is a hype cycle surrounding new technologies in all industries, but medicine is unique because of its focus on clinical trial data as one of the key determining factors of whether a new device becomes standard of care or dies on the vine. Here is a great summary of this cycle with cardiovascular devices.

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