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East Coast Biotech Roundup: Biogen, Civitas, Rhythm, Alkermes, & More

To get ready for the annual post-Labor Day market revival, three Boston-area biotechs have put their IPO plans on the front burner. Syndax Pharmaceuticals has come back to the table after postponing its plans earlier this year, while Rhythm Pharmaceuticals and Civitas have declared their intentions for the first time. In pipeline news, Alkermes has […]

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Ostial Solutions, Targeted Catheter System Maker, Raises $137K

Ostial Solutions has raised $137,530 from the sale of equity, according to SEC documents. The medical device startup, based in Kalamazoo, MI, is seeking about $350,000, the filing says. Founded in 2003, Ostial’s guided catheter technology helps surgeons to precisely position a stent, a device that props open clogged arteries, in patients suffering blockages occurring […]

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Four Big Cardiovascular Trends to Watch at this Week’s Medical Device Gathering—TCT 2010

Take a fast-food loving culture, mix in a sedentary lifestyle, and, not surprisingly, you get a lot of heart disease in the U.S. The trend doesn’t appear to be changing anytime soon, as the Baby Boomers get older, and an estimated 18 million U.S. adults are living with some form of cardiovascular disease. So if […]

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QuantumCor Sees Future of Heart Failure Treatment in No Device Left Behind

The leading edge of innovation in medical devices is often concentrated on nifty implantable tools that a doctor can insert without a scalpel, as a less-invasive alternative to surgery. But now we’re seeing more startups, like Bothell, WA-based QuantumCor, designing devices to fix what’s broken in the body without even leaving any sort of implant […]

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BSX Appeal Denied by U.S. Supreme Court

It appears that Natick, MA-based Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) will be forced to pay medical products giant Johnson & Johnson the full $703 million patent-infringement award finalized last week by the U.S. District Court of Delaware, after the U.S. Supreme Court declined yesterday to hear the company’s appeal of the case. Johnson & Johnson claimed […]

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