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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