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  • FDA Approves Medtronic Melody TPV For Implantation in Failed Pulmonary Heart Valves

    Medtronic recently announced that its Melody® Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve (TPV) is the first transcatheter pulmonary valve to receive FDA approval for implantation in patients with failed surgical bioprosthetic pulmonary heart valves. Medtronic touts the Melody TPV as providing these patients with a minimally invasive treatment option as an alternative to additional open-heart surgery. ...
  • Strategic Partnership Announced between BioSig Technologies and Mayo Clinic

    BioSig Technologies recently announced a ten-year strategic agreement with Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Ventures. According to the press release, the agreement aims to advance clinical features of BioSig's PURE EP System, which BioSig describes as a novel platform designed to obtain and display important clinical data during procedures that test the electrical activity of the heart, through ...
  • The Future of “Single Use Restrictions” in Jeopardy

    In 1992, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that manufacturers of patented medical devices can use the patent laws to enforce single-use restrictions on medical devices.  Mallinckrodt, Inc. v. Medipart, Inc., 976 F.2d 700 (Fed. Cir. 1992).  The basic rationale of the decision was that a patent owner, when selling a patented product, may choose to part with all or onl ...
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