News

  • 19 August 2013

    St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE: STJ), a global medical device company, today announced the acquisition of Endosense SA, a Switzerland-based company that has pioneered contact-force measurement in catheter ablation. The acquisition adds to the company’s leading electrophysiology portfolio and provides a robust platform for future product development.

  • 23 July 2013

    JenaValve Technology, Inc., a privately-held, venture-backed developer, manufacturer and marketer of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) systems for the treatment of aortic valve disease, announced today that it has raised $62.5 million in a Series C venture round.

  • 25 June 2013

    Sonendo (Laguna Hills, California), the maker of technology for the endodontic marketplace, has completed the second of two equity financings originally announced last year, raising an additional $18 million for a total of $27 million. The proceeds from the financing will be used to finalize technology development, fund ongoing clinical studies and commercialize Sonendo’s Multisonic Ultracleaning System, set to launch in 2014.

  • 7 June 2013

    Diagnoplex SA, a developer of molecular diagnostics for colon cancer and Debiopharm Diagnostics SA, part of the Swiss-based global biopharmaceutical group of companies Debiopharm Group™, with a focus on the development of prescription drugs that target unmet medical needs, including oncology and companion diagnostics, today announced that Diagnoplex has secured 1.3 million Swiss francs from a financing round led by Debiopharm. Other investors include Neomed and Initiative Capital Romandie.

  • 22 May 2013

    JenaValve Technology, Inc., a privately-held, venture-backed developer, manufacturer and marketer of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) systems for the treatment of aortic valve disease, announced today its first interim results of the JenaValve Evaluation of Long Term Performance and Safety In Patients with Severe Aortic Stenosis (JUPITER) Registry at EuroPCR in Paris. JUPITER is a post-market registry to evaluate five-year long term safety and effectiveness of the 2nd generation transapical JenaValve TAVI system in 180 elderly high-risk patients. The consecutive enrollment of the patients ensures that the patient population represents a real world clinical use of the device. All serious adverse events were source data verified. Major adverse events were adjudicated by an independent medical reviewer.