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In this edition of Device Week, Medtech Insight’s Reed Miller discusses some important news from Medtronic and Marion Webb reviews the first of two feature articles on the impact of the pandemic on the medtech industry around the world.
The company originally expected the first-in-human trial of the soft-tissue robotic surgery system to begin in late 2022 and reach the market by 2023, but the company now expects those trials to begin in 2024.
The company announced that results from the pivotal SPYRAL HTN-ON MED trial of its Symplicity renal denervation system will not be available until the trial completes enrollment next year. The company previously expected to be able to present favorable interim results from the trial in November.
Colorado-based Bolder recently announced the global launch of the CoolSeal vessel sealing platform, which will complement Hologic’s obstetrical/gynecological surgery product line.
The company reported its progress in key environmental, social, and governance areas over the past year along with some new performance targets related to sustainability and inclusion. Medtronic also added a new “tagline” to its brand.