Life Science News

First Medtronic TAVR system approved in China for patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis

- Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT), a global leader in healthcare technology, today announced the National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) has approved the CoreValve™ Evolut™ PRO TAVR system for the treatment of severe aortic stenosis (AS) for symptomatic patients in China who are at high or extreme risk for open heart surgery. As the first Medtronic self-expanding TAVR system approved in China the Evolut PRO system approval is based on clinical data from more than 32,000 patients, which showed high survival, low rates of stroke, minimal paravalvular leak (PVL) and excellent hemodynamics (blood flow). Full commercial launch is anticipated in early calendar year 2022.

The Evolut PRO TAVR system is the next generation of the clinically proven supra-annular CoreValve Evolut™ R system that provides industry-leading hemodynamic performance. The recapturable and repositionable Evolut PRO valve features a self-expanding nitinol frame with an outer wrap that adds surface area contact between the valve and the native aortic annulus to further advance valve sealing performance.

"The clinical demand for treatment of severe aortic stenosis is expected to increase due to growth of the aging population in China , and we anticipate TAVR will soon be widely accepted in clinical practice given the low mortality/stroke rates and fast recovery times," said Prof. Runlin Gao , M.D., academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and former president at Fuwai Hospital of Chinese Academy of Medical Science & Peking Union Medical College. "The Evolut PRO TAVR system has shown impressive clinical outcomes and I look forward to seeing it benefit more patients throughout China ."

The approval is based on data from high- and extreme-risk patients across Medtronic-sponsored studies and real-world registries with the CoreValve Evolut TAVR platform. Implanted in more than 400,000 patients in 160 countries worldwide, the CoreValve Evolut TAVR platform has shown consistently low, single-digit gradients and large effective orifice areas that promote valve performance.

"Given the advantages of a minimally invasive procedure and the potential for a quick recovery, TAVR is rapidly developing in China and has become a suitable option for many elderly patients," said Prof. Junbo Ge, M.D., academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences ( Beijing ) and director of the Department of Cardiology in Zhongshan Hospital affiliated to Fudan University in Shanghai . "Medtronic is a leader in the development of innovative TAVR technology with a strong track record of procedural safety and valve durability."

Aortic stenosis currently affects more than 5 million patients in China with the number anticipated to reach more than 7 million by 2030. Severe AS occurs when the aortic valve becomes diseased (stenotic), and the valve leaflets become stiff and thickened and have difficulty opening and closing. This makes the heart work harder to pump blood to the rest of the body and, therefore, impacts an individual's daily activities. If left untreated, 50% of patients with severe aortic stenosis can die from heart failure in as little as two years.

"We are excited to introduce the Medtronic supra-annular, self-expanding and recapturable TAVR platform to physicians and their patients in China as we look to expand access to our technology in new geographies," said Nina Goodheart , president of the Structural Heart & Aortic business, which is part of the Cardiovascular Portfolio at Medtronic. "We have a tremendous opportunity to positively impact many patients with severe aortic stenosis in China ."

About Medtronic
Bold thinking. Bolder actions. We are Medtronic. Medtronic plc, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland , is the leading global healthcare technology company that boldly attacks the most challenging health problems facing humanity by searching out and finding solutions. Our Mission — to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life — unites a global team of 90,000+ passionate people across 150 countries. Our technologies and therapies treat 70 health conditions and include cardiac devices, surgical robotics, insulin pumps, surgical tools, patient monitoring systems, and more. Powered by our diverse knowledge, insatiable curiosity, and desire to help all those who need it, we deliver innovative technologies that transform the lives of two people every second, every hour, every day. Expect more from us as we empower insight-driven care, experiences that put people first, and better outcomes for our world. In everything we do, we are engineering the extraordinary. For more information on Medtronic (NYSE:MDT), visit and follow @Medtronic on Twitter and LinkedIn .

Any forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties such as those described in Medtronic's periodic reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Actual results may differ materially from anticipated results.


Wendy Dougherty

Ryan Weispfenning

Public Relations

Investor Relations



Cision View original content to download multimedia:

SOURCE Medtronic plc

Cision View original content to download multimedia:

News Provided by Canada Newswire via QuoteMedia

Cloud DX's Post-Surgical Monitoring Wearable Validated in Peer-Reviewed Study

Cloud DX's Post-Surgical Monitoring Wearable Validated in Peer-Reviewed Study

Cloud DX's Post-Surgical Monitoring Wearable Validated in Peer-reviewed Study For the ~800,000 1 Canadian surgery patients per year, continuous monitoring with Vitaliti™ could enable earlier intervention in cases of patient decline.

  • Validation of Cloud DX's Vitaliti™ continuous monitoring device clears way for regulatory approval starting in 2022.
  • Accurate continuous data collection supports earlier detection of changes in patient condition, enabling rapid interventions to improve patient outcomes.
  • Clear opportunity to impact up to ~800,000 1 surgical patients per year in Canada, deliverable through recent partnership with medical technology leader Medtronic.

Cloud DX (TSXV:CDX)(OTCQB:CDXFF), Leading Virtual Care Platform Cloud DX has announced publication of an independent peer-reviewed validation study of its unique Vitaliti™ product, a non-invasive wearable devices that provides continuous vital sign monitoring (CVSM) device. The study assessed regulatory compliance and post-surgery use in monitoring patients' vital signs in real-world conditions. The study found Vitaliti™ to be fully ISO 81060-2:2018 compliant for the continuous vital measurement, clearing the way for regulatory approval starting in 2022. The study also found that patients welcomed the comfortable, easy to use device. Instead of care teams taking vitals periodically after surgery, Cloud DX's Vitaliti™ was used for continuous monitoring, which could transform post-surgical care by enabling early detection if any deterioration occurs in patient health. On launch, Vitaliti™ will become a key component of Cloud DX's Connected Health™ ecosystem of remote monitoring technologies. Through Cloud DX's recent partnership with Medtronic Canada ULC (a subsidiary of Medtronic plc (MDT), a global leader in healthcare technology), wide deployment of Vitaliti™ is intended to initially improve post-operative care for surgical patients in Canada (up to 800,000 annually) and eventually in the United States (up to several million annually

Keep reading... Show less
InvestmentPitch Media Video Discusses Cloud DX's Selection by Medtronic for Canada-Wide Remote Patient Monitoring - Video Available on

InvestmentPitch Media Video Discusses Cloud DX's Selection by Medtronic for Canada-Wide Remote Patient Monitoring - Video Available on

Cloud DX Inc. (TSXV: CDX) (OTCQB: CDXFF) has been selected by Medtronic Canada ULC, to provide world-class virtual healthcare to Medtronic's patients across Canada. Medtronic Canada, ( headquartered in Brampton, Ontario, with regional offices in Montreal and Vancouver, is the largest medical technology company in Canada, and a subsidiary of Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT), a multi billion-dollar, global leader in medical technology, offering medical devices and therapies to more than 72 million people across 150 countries.

For more information, please view the InvestmentPitch Media "video" which provides additional information about this news and the company, along with comments from Robert Kaul, CEO of Cloud DX, about the significance of this news. If this link is not enabled, please visit and enter "Cloud DX" in the search box.

Keep reading... Show less
Cloud DX selected by Medtronic for national collaboration

Cloud DX selected by Medtronic for national collaboration

Medtronic selected Cloud DX for virtual and remote patient monitoring (RPM) solutions in exclusive corporate agreement

Cloud DX (TSXV: CDX) (OTCQB: CDXFF) has been selected by Medtronic Canada ULC, a subsidiary of Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT), a global leader in healthcare technology, to provide world-class virtual healthcare to patients across Canada . This partnership advances Medtronic's commitment to improving patient outcomes and lowering overall costs along the care continuum. Cloud DX's remote patient monitoring (RPM) technology and services are exclusive to Medtronic and its Canadian client base, which is spread across Canada. Medtronic Canada delivers care in a broad range of clinical areas, including spinal and cardiac surgeries, cardiology, critical care, diabetes, vascular and renal care. Most clinical areas are expected to improve patient outcomes and satisfaction with some aspect of virtual care in the future. Initially, Medtronic seeks to integrate the Connected Health TM platform and associated services within both perioperative and complex chronic disease pathways in Canada .

Keep reading... Show less
10am mdt

Copper Fox Provides Corporate Update

Copper Fox Metals Inc. (TSXV: CUU) (OTCQX: CPFXF) ("Copper Fox" or the "Company") is pleased to provide an update on activities in advance of the Company's Annual General Meeting to be held on September 16, 2021.

Annual General Meeting ("AGM")
The AGM of the Company is scheduled for 10am MDT September 16, 2021. The meeting will be virtual in nature and all shareholders are encouraged to attend. To attend the AGM, please use the following link:

Keep reading... Show less

Medtronic Announces Commercial Launch of the IN.PACT Admiral Drug-Coated Balloon in Japan

Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) today announced full commercial launch of the IN.PACT Admiral Drug-Coated Balloon (DCB) in Japan. The news follows the completion of a post-market clinical trial, which enrolled 300 subjects.

As quoted in the press release:

Keep reading... Show less
Bloom logo

Bloom Health Partners Receives DTC Eligibility

Bloom Health Partners Inc. (CSE: BLMH) (OTCQB: BLMHF) (FSE: D840) ("Bloom" or the "Company"), a global platform for operational health, is pleased to announce that its common shares are now eligible for electronic clearing and settlement through the Depository Trust Company ("DTC"), a subsidiary of the Depository Trust & Clearing Corp. that manages the electronic clearing and settlement of publicly-traded companies in the United States.

The Company's shares will continue to trade in the USA, under the ticker BLMHF on the OTCQB Market. DTC eligibility reduces costs and accelerates the settlement process for investors and brokers allowing the Company's common shares to be traded over a much wider selection of brokerage firms by coming into compliance with their requirements.

Keep reading... Show less

Dr. Yehia Hashad Will Join Bausch + Lomb Corporation as Executive Vice President of Research & Development and Chief Medical Officer

Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSETSX: BHC) ("Bausch Health") has announced that Dr. Yehia Hashad will join Bausch + Lomb Corporation ("Bausch + Lomb") as executive vice president of Research & Development (R&D) and chief medical officer (CMO) effective Jan. 31, 2022 .

Dr. Hashad will join Bausch + Lomb from Allergan/AbbVie, where for the past 11 years he held various roles, including leading Allergan's global clinical development program for its eye care portfolio. Prior to that, he was with Novartis Pharma AG for five years, where he focused on ophthalmology, and also with T3A Pharma Group for nearly 10 years.

Keep reading... Show less
patient holding a visit with their doctor through a computer

Partnerships Key for MedTech in Today's Pandemic World

A recent new partnership in the health technology space has its origins in the COVID-19 pandemic, responding to important patient needs highlighted by the outbreak

Just before the end of last year, Medtronic Canada, a subsidiary of Medtronic (NYSE:MDT), announced plans to expand its outreach to patients via virtual solutions due to the limitations of a world still in a global pandemic.

Medtronic Canada is achieving these “virtual and remote patient monitoring solutions” via a business agreement with Cloud DX (TSXV:CDX,OTCQB:CDXFF), a health technology company. The deal is exclusive to Canada.

Keep reading... Show less
Bloom logo

Bloom Health Partners Announces Contract With State of Texas For K-12 Schools

Bloom launches program for K-12 schools for lab-based testing along with supply and management of rapid tests

Bloom Health Partners Inc. (CSE: BLMH) (OTCQB: BLMHF) (FSE: D840) ("Bloom" or the "Company"), a global platform for operational health, announces that it has been awarded a state-wide contract for testing in Texas for K-12 schools for the remainder of the 2022 school year. Bloom's program includes both rapid and lab testing to make up a complete program that covers the needs of schools as they navigate the pandemic. RT-PCR testing will be conducted in Bloom's Dallas based laboratory. Rapid tests are being supplied by Bloom to schools, with results being managed on Bloom's cloud data platform.

Keep reading... Show less

Bausch Health Announces It Is Seeking To Refinance Its Existing Credit Agreement And Conditional Redemption Of Existing Notes - These Steps Will Enable Bausch + Lomb IPO And Facilitate Full Separation

- Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSETSX: BHC) ("Bausch Health" or the "Company") announced today that it is seeking to refinance its existing credit agreement (the "Credit Agreement" and such refinancing, the "Credit Agreement Refinancing"). The refinanced Credit Agreement is expected to consist of approximately $2.5 billion of term B loans (the "New Term B Loans") and a $975 million revolving credit facility. The Credit Agreement Refinancing is expected to occur only upon completion of the initial public offering (IPO) of Bausch + Lomb Corporation ("Bausch + Lomb" and such offering, the "Bausch + Lomb IPO") and a related debt financing by Bausch + Lomb (the "Bausch + Lomb Debt Financing"). At the time of the Bausch + Lomb IPO, Bausch + Lomb will initially remain a "restricted" subsidiary subject to the terms of the Credit Agreement covenants, but the Credit Agreement Refinancing is expected to permit Bausch Health to designate Bausch + Lomb as an "unrestricted" subsidiary outside the terms of the Credit Agreement covenants upon achievement of a 7.6x pro forma "Total Leverage Ratio." The Credit Agreement Refinancing is designed to facilitate the separation and distribution of Bausch + Lomb.

The Company also intends, subject to market conditions, to issue approximately $1.0 billion of secured debt securities (the "New Debt Securities"). The proceeds of the New Term B Loans and the offering of the New Debt Securities, along with proceeds from the Bausch + Lomb IPO and from the repayment of an intercompany note owed by Bausch + Lomb (which is expected to be funded by the Bausch + Lomb Debt Financing), are expected to be used to fund the redemption in full of our outstanding 6.125% Senior Notes due 2025 (the "6.125% Notes due 2025"), refinance all of the existing Term B Loans, fund a partial redemption of our outstanding 9.000% Senior Notes due 2025 (the "9.000% Notes due 2025" and, collectively with the 9.000% Notes due 2025, the "Existing Notes") and to pay related fees, premiums and expenses.

Keep reading... Show less

Medtronic announces results showing meaningful pain relief using DTM Spinal Cord Stimulation endurance therapy

DTM™ SCS endurance therapy enables long-lasting recharge-free performance on Vanta™ and 5-minute recharge on Intellis™ neurostimulators

- Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT), a global leader in healthcare technology, today announced three-month results from an on-label, prospective, multi-center study 1 showing meaningful pain relief using DTM™ SCS endurance therapy, a modified, lower-energy variation of the company's Differential Target Multiplexed™ (DTM) Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) therapy for chronic overall, back or leg pain. At 3 months, patients treated with DTM SCS endurance therapy reported meaningful pain relief as measured by a 3.9 cm reduction in overall pain on the 10 cm Visual Analog Scale (VAS) 2 . Patients also reported an average 4.3 cm decrease in back pain, and an average 5.0 cm decrease in leg pain.

Keep reading... Show less

Latest Press Releases

Related News