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The US interventional cardiology market will continue to exhibit weak growth in the next five years, but there will be pockets of healthy growth, such as in coronary thrombectomy devices. According to Medtech Insight’s latest report on the sector, growth to 2018 will also be supported by several other factors.

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Drug-Coated Balloons Fuel Multibillion-Dollar Hopes

With a total market potential estimated in the multibillion-dollar range, the drug-coated balloon opportunity is attracting a growing list of competitors, including several leading multinational cardiovascular device companies that have entered the space via recent acquisitions. DCBs still need to prove their worth in large, long-term clinical trials, but the ultimate proving point for DCBs could center on cost: if they can offer an effective treatment option that is significantly less expensive than existing devices, DCBs may provide a compelling economic argument.

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The Medical Device Industry Stays The Course In 2012

The prospective medical device tax, the continuing decline of venture investing, pricing challenges, austerity measures in Europe, and other headwinds continued to push against the medtech industry in 2012. But emerging clinical and geographic markets, along with an active M&A market, provided the industry with some momentum.

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Cardionovum: As DEBs Heat Up, Who Needs The US Market?

German serial entrepreneur Michael Orlowski achieved a successful exit in his first cardiovascular device company, EuroCor, by selling not to a US-based giant, but to an Indian conglomerate, Opto Circuits. His new company, Cardionovum, has developed a next-generation drug-eluting balloon whose novelty rests on a different approach to the coating technology designed to produce better drug-elution. With CE mark in hand, Cardionovum is preparing to launch its products in Europe. The US is a logical next target, but the high cost of clinical trials and the ever-lengthening regulatory approvals process has made the US an even more difficult market to penetrate, forcing companies like Cardionovum to contemplate strategies that bypass or put off a US launch.

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