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Today's Issue of Medical Device Daily

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Today's Headlines

CoreValve first to show advantages of TAVR in prior-CABG patients

Medtronic (Dublin, Ireland) revealed new one-year clinical data showing that transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) with the self-expanding CoreValve system offers advantages in survival and safety compared to surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) in high risk aortic stenosis patients who have previously undergone coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery.

Obscurantism: Just another day in DC

The federal government seems at times determined to make a blogger's job easier, and recent events do little to dissuade one of that view. (MDD Perspectives)

Google faces potential challenges, roadblocks in getting Glass adopted

When Jay Zuerndorfer, a student researcher at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta) received the opportunity to develop an application for Google Glass it was like a dream come true. Zuerndorfer and a research team from Georgia Tech were able to create speech-to-text software for Google Glass that helps hard-of-hearing users with everyday conversations. A hard-of-hearing person wears Glass while a second person speaks directly into a smart phone.


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