Dear Friends and Colleagues:

In the SCI Medtech Quarterly, we will preview several exciting events at TCT 2015. The 2nd Annual CRF Interventional Innovation Award competition will provide a unique platform for young engineers, physicians, and start-ups to showcase their new ideas and technologies. This year, eight technologies were chosen from the pool of entrants. The winning technology will be presented in the Main Arena on Thursday, October 15th.

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

We are pleased to share with you the spring edition of the Skirball Medtech Quarterly. In this issue, we highlight the emerging field of flexible electronics—an area of development that promises to expand the capabilities of the catheter-based technological field. Also included is an update of the most relevant data presented on renal denervation and TAVR at ACC this year. Additionally, the latest advances and globally relevant news in interventional innovation are presented in our “Drivers and Movers” section. 

Thanks to those of you who have inspired the development of this quarterly; we greatly appreciate the ongoing feedback. We welcome your comments directly or through our    page. 

 

All the best, 
Juan F. Granada, MD
Executive Director and Chief Scientific Officer 
CRF Skirball Center for Innovation
jgranada@crf.org

 

 

Featured Technology

Flexible electronic medical devices continue to take shape among leaders of healthcare innovation with their ongoing novel wearable technologies

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Stretchable electronic innovation expanding into catheter-based therapies and beyond

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Technology Evolution: Publications & Presentations

ACC 2014 Late-Breaking Trials Wrap-Up: Focus on Renal Denervation Webcast

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ACC 2014 Late Breaking Trials Wrap-Up: Focus on TAVR

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Novel minimally invasive heart device opens further possibilities for heart failure patients (video)

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Past Q&A reveals inspiration of silicon elasticity in the evolving space of stretchable electronics

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Key opinion leaders discuss a snapshot of innovation and the possibilities for the next revolution in interventional cardiology (video)

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Drivers & Movers

CFDA tightens regulations governing medical devices while remaining sensitive to innovation growth in China

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DCB shows superiority over PTA in patency and reinterventions and is an impactful component in treating PAD

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Collaboration with the FDA to improve medical technology reviews and the harmonization of global regulation are among the priorities of AdvaMed’s new chairman.

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Recent controversial renal denervation developments will support innovation in the long term by providing therapy insight and a refocus to the science and demonstrating the value of conducting rigorous trials

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Interventional Innovation Program at TCT 2014

Forthcoming Emerging Cardiovascular Technologies TCT 2014 Innovation Competition

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Dear Friends and Colleagues:

In this edition of the SCI Medtech Quarterly, we share with you several exciting new developments that will occur at TCT this year. For the first time, the TCT Innovation Award competition will take place at our meeting. The award was developed this year in collaboration with Stanford Biodesign and ICI and includes a very unique group of reviewers who will select the best technological concept of the year to be presented in the Main Arena, Monday, September 15th. The review process includes a voting system in which the audience will have the opportunity to participate. In addition, we are happy to announce the launch of the Visual Interactive Technology Center (VITC). This dedicated area at TCT includes interactive tools, educational materials, and live discussion aiming to provide a richer and “more real” environment for physician training and education. 

As in the past, we also highlight events, collaborations, or developments that resonate with our innovation community. Finally, many thanks for your ongoing comments, particularly those on SCI's  page; your participation is very important to us. We look forward to seeing you in Washington, DC in 3 weeks!  

 

All the best,  Juan F. Granada, MD
Executive Director and Chief Innovation Officer
CRF Skirball Center for Innovation
jgranada@crf.org

 

 

NEW TO TCT

Nine innovative medical device companies selected to present at TCT 2014: The audience and a select panel of international experts will determine the two finalists in the Main Arena on Sept 15!

See Sunday's (9/14) Schedule via the TCT Program for:
"Didactic Symposia: Interventional Innovation II – TCT 2014 Innovation Award Competition – In Partnership with ICI and Stanford Biodesign"

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TCT launches the new Visual Interactive Technology Center (VITC), in collaboration with various leading state-of the art cardiovascular educational platforms

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Technology Evolution

First-in-Human results show promising results for a novel catheter-based technology for left heart circulatory support while undergoing PCI

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Multimodal imaging of a transcatheter pacemaker implantation within a reanimated human heart

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First US tricuspid valve replacement using a TAVI device

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Drivers & Movers

SCI joins MDIC, having the mutual objective of collaborating in advancing regulatory science to improve patient access to innovative medical technology in the United States

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China will speed up development of its medical device industry by enhancing local innovation

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FDA advisory panel unanimously recommends approval of potentially first DCB in the United States

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Dear Friends and Colleagues:

Over the last 25 years, the development of minimally invasive catheter-based technologies has simplified medical procedures, improved clinical outcomes, and expanded treatment indications into several areas of medicine. More recently, the ongoing changes in the health care system have influenced the behavior of the medical device innovation ecosystem. In order to reinvigorate this creative environment, innovative models fostering multi-disciplinary collaboration are required to effectively develop technologies that are disruptive, clinically relevant, and cost effective. As a partner in the innovation continuum, the CRF Skirball Research Center believes that open communication, perseverance, and collaboration are vital to the future of medical innovation. In this first edition of the Skirball Center MedTech Quarterly, we highlight relevant technological breakthroughs, academic developments, and significant events in our field.

Please share your thoughts on our collaborative forum here.

Juan F. Granada,
Executive Director and Chief Scientific Officer
CRF Skirball Center for Innovation
skirballinfo@crf.org

 

 

 

Featured Emerging Technology

Landmark experimental paper heralds the potential of percutaneous mitral valve replacement

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First Human Implant of Next Generation Transapical Mitral Valve

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Research Presentations and Publications

Translational Strategies for the Validation of Renal Denervation Therapies

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Preclinical Experimental Strategies for Device Validation

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Interventional Innovation Discussion Featuring TAVR and Mitral Valve Developments with a Panel of Key Opinion Leaders at TCT 2013

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Innovation Drivers & Movers

Renal Denervation on Shaky Grounds: Some Exit and Some Remain Cautiously Optimistic, as we Await Clarity from Randomized Clinical Trial

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Recent Acquisition Broadens Therapeutic Reach for Heart Failure Patients

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Emerging Clinical Results Fuel Evidence of Growth and Challenges in Drug-Coated Balloons in Below-the-Knee Applications

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Corporate Strategics Continue to Align in the Promising Field of Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffolds

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