1. Medtronic Enters the FFR and IVUS Technology Field With ACIST Co-Promotion

    Medtronic Enters the FFR and IVUS Technology Field With ACIST Co-Promotion

    Today Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) and ACIST Medical Systems, Inc., a Bracco Group company, announced a strategic agreement to bring ACIST's FFR and IVUS products into U.S. cath labs. This collaboration marks the first time a major stent manufacturer will offer both FFR and IVUS technologies. FFR (Fractional Flow Reserve) is a functional measurement system, used to help determine whether or not stenting a blockage will provide benefit to the patient. The efficacy of FFR has been proven over many clinical trials such as FAME and FAME II. IVUS (IntraVascular UltraSound) is an imaging modality, which can be ...

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