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  • FineHeart Achieves Milestone for its Miniaturized Heart Pump Technology with Successful Completion of 30-Day Preclinical Study

    October 20, 2020

    Bordeaux, France - October 20, 2020. – FineHeart, SA, a preclinical-stage medical device company developing an Implantable Cardiac Output Management System (ICOMS) to address the unmet need of patients suffering from severe heart failure, today announced the successful completion of a 30-day preclinical study. The 30-day trial confirms the device’s ability to provide hemodynamic performance with pulsed and continuous increased cardiac output of up to 6L/min; it demonstrated a low risk of hemolysis and thrombosis. Read full press release here.

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  • FineHeart: An LVAD Works in Synchrony with the Heart

    July 22, 2020

    Founded by electrophysiologists, FineHeart has developed an LVAD that is like no other. It resides inside the left ventricle of the heart where it times the blood flow it generates with the opening and closing of the aortic valve, thus achieving a physiologic and pulsatile flow. Read more here.

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  • ZZ Biotech Announces FDA Fast Track Designation for Stroke Program

    June 12, 2020

    HOUSTON, USA, June 12, 2020 / B3C newswire / -- ZZ Biotech today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has designated the investigation of the company’s experimental drug 3K3A-APC for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke as a Fast Track development program. Read full press release here.

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  • Kantum Pharma Highlights New Research Demonstrating Beneficial Effects of P2Y14 Antagonist in Acute Kidney Injury

    May 27, 2020

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Kantum Pharma Inc. (Kantum), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing therapies for the prevention and treatment of damaging inflammation triggered by the innate immune system, announced today the publication of new research demonstrating the therapeutic potential of the Company's lead program for preventing and treating acute kidney injury (AKI). The paper, which describes the groundbreaking research on the uridine diphosphate (UDP)-glucose/P2Y14 receptor signaling pathway in the kidney led by Kantum's scientific founder Dr. Sylvie Breto

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  • FineHeart Completes First Successful Chronic In-Vivo Study of its ICOMS Device Intended for the Treatment of Severe Heart Failure

    May 5, 2020

    Bordeaux, May 5, 2020 – FineHeart, a French medical device company, today announced the success of a seven-day preclinical study to evaluate its Implantable Cardiac Output Management System (ICOMS), the first fully Intra-Ventricular Flow Accelerator synchronized to the native heartbeat to restore natural heart pumping capacity. Read full press release here.

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  • Acesion Pharma Strengthens Clinical Team with Key Appointments

    May 7, 2020

    Copenhagen, 5 May 2020. Acesion Pharma, a Danish pharmaceutical company developing novel treatments for atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common cardiac arrhythmia, today announced that it has recruited Anders Gaarsdal Holst as its Chief Medical Officer (CMO) to succeed Nils Edvardsson, who will continue to support the company as Medical Adviser. In addition, Acesion Pharma has further strengthened the clinical team by recruiting Birgitte Vestbjerg as Director Clinical Operations. Read full press release here.

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  • AtaCor Medical Secures $25M Financing to Continue Extracardiac Pacing Development

    April 28, 2020

    April 28, 2020 SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AtaCor Medical, Inc. announced today that is has completed a $25M Series B financing. The financing syndicate, led by a corporate partner, includes existing investors Broadview Ventures and aMoon Fund as well as new investors Hatteras Venture Partners, Catalyst Health Ventures (CHV) and Longview Ven-tures, a Broadview affiliate. The investment supports efforts to reach US and EU regula-tory clearances for AtaCor’s novel extracardiac temporary pacing system as well as development efforts for additional extracardiac therapies. Re

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  • CroíValve announces successful first human use of its Duo Tricuspid Coaptation Valve technology

    March 23, 2020

    Dublin, Ireland, 23 March 2020 - CroíValve announced today the successful first human use of its Duo Tricuspid Coaptation Valve technology for tricuspid repair. The procedure was performed by an experienced Heart Team in St. James University Hospital Dublin, led by Dr. Stephen O’Connor, MD, Interventional Cardiologist and Mr. Michael Tolan, MD, CardiacSurgeon, assisted by Dr. Andrew Maree, Dr. Charlie McCreery and Dr. Caroline Daly. Read full press release here.

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  • Anne Prener, M.D., Ph.D. Appointed to Renovacor Board of Directors and Scientific Advisory Board

    February 24, 2020

    Philadelphia, PA, February 24, 2020 – Renovacor, Inc, a preclinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing transformative gene therapy-based treatments for cardiovascular disease, today announced the addition of Dr. Anne Prener to both the company’s board of directors and scientific advisory board. Read full press release here.

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  • Aria CV Receives FDA Breakthrough Designation for Its Medical Device for Treating Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

    February 6, 2020

    February 06, 2020 07:00 AM Eastern Standard Time SAINT PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aria CV, Inc., a developer of medical devices treating Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH), today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Device Designation for the Aria CV Pulmonary Hypertension System (Aria CV PH System). The Breakthrough Devices Program (BDP) is intended to expedite the FDA review and approval of designated devices that may provide more effective treatment of life-threatening or irreversibly debilitating diseases. BDP is intended to help

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