Devices & Diagnostics

BSX gets FDA approval for ablation catheter, becomes third major player this week with ablation milestone

Boston Scientific (BSX) announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for its IntellaTip MiFi XP catheter and 501(k) clearance for its Zurpaz 8.5F steerable sheath, growing its EP mapping/ablation technology portfolio. This makes it the third major player–following both St. Jude Medical, which acquired Endosense, and GE, which invested in Acutus Medical–to […]

Devices & Diagnostics

St. Jude Medical banks $170M on contact force ablation tech in growing A-fib market

As predicted, the next incremental advances in the growing A-fib heart space may very well be in contact force catheter technology. St. Jude’s Medical is banking on it. The company just acquired Endosense, a Switzerland company that creates contact force ablation catheter technology, for $170 million. If Endosense meets an undisclosed regulatory milestone, it could […]