Navigation Links
Edwards' CEO Invited To Address Congress On Opportunities To Revitalize Medical Device Innovation
Date:7/22/2014

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE: EW), the global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring, announced that Edwards' Chairman and CEO Michael A. Mussallem today served as an expert panelist at the invitation of the United States Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Health to discuss medical device innovation at its hearing, "21st Century Cures: Examining Barriers to Ongoing Evidence Development and Communication."

"Edwards has five decades of experience in developing and delivering new therapies to American patients, and we are concerned about the alarming and documented decline in U.S. medical innovation," said Mussallem.  "We identified areas of improvement that we believe can support a balanced ecosystem, which welcomes innovations to enable patients to live longer, healthier lives."

Mussallem noted the constructive and collaborative relationship with the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and identified three primary areas of improvement to promote America's leadership in medical device development, and ensure delivery of new treatments to patients around the world:

  • Evidence development mechanisms can be improved to reduce costs and delays.
  • Economic incentives need to be aligned with promoting innovation.
  • FDA's vision to improve the regulatory process must be accelerated.  

Mussallem drew on Edwards' experience with the SAPIEN transcatheter aortic heart valves to discuss the regulatory and reimbursement challenges and opportunities in the U.S.  His full written comments can be read at http://energycommerce.house.gov/hearing/barriers-ongoing-communication-and-evidence-development.  To learn more about the hearing or view a webcast of the event, visit the Energy and Commerce Committee's website at http://energycommerce.house.gov/studio/webcasts.

About Edwards Lifesciences
Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring.  Driven by a passion to help patients, the company partners with clinicians to develop innovative technologies in the areas of structural heart disease and critical care monitoring, enabling them to save and enhance lives. Additional company information can be found at www.edwards.com

Edwards, Edwards Lifesciences, the stylized E logo and SAPIEN are trademarks of Edwards Lifesciences Corporation.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140714/126903


'/>"/>
SOURCE Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
Copyright©2014 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Marshall Edwards Receives $4 Million Subscription From Novogen In Rights Offering
2. Novogen Board Approves US$4 Million Investment In Marshall Edwards Rights Offering
3. Marshall Edwards Announces First Cohort Of Patients Dosed In Phase I Clinical Trial Of Oncology Drug Candidate ME-344
4. Marshall Edwards Announces Name Change to MEI Pharma ("MEIP")
5. Edwards Lifesciences Chief Medical Officer to Keynote the Inaugural MedTech Cardio 2012 Conference at the MD&M Minneapolis Exposition and Conference
6. Updated: Harwood Feffer LLP Announces Investigation of Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
7. Acquisitions, Conference Participations, Court Rulings, and Product Deliveries - Research Report on Zoetis, Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Edwards, Community Health Systems, and Air Methods
8. New Appointments, and Share Price Movements - Research Report on Humana, Illumina, Edwards Lifesciences, Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, and CytRx
9. RxAlly Member Pharmacies Invited To Become The Preferred Network For Smart Insurance Company Holdings, Inc.
10. NeuroSigma Invited to Present an Overview of eTNS for the Treatment of Epilepsy and Depression at The Royal Society of Medicine in London
11. PuraMed BioScience Invited to Discuss LipiGesic M on Armed Forces Network
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/11/2017)... FRISCO, Texas , Oct. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... healthcare services, has amplified its effort during National ... patients about hereditary cancer risks. ... Journal of Clinical Oncology calculated that more than ... to have inherited mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2 and ...
(Date:10/7/2017)... , Oct. 6, 2017   Provista, a ... than $100 billion in purchasing power, today announced a ... information. The Newsroom is the online home ... trends, infographics, expert bios, news releases, slideshows and events. ... to a wealth of resources at their fingertips, viewers ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... 4, 2017 OBP Medical , ... medical devices, today announced regulatory approval from ... (or Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária (ANVISA)) to ... surgical retractor with integrated LED light source and ... and exposure of a tissue pocket or cavity ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... The American College ... to Carol Friedman, PhD, FACMI, during the Opening Session of AMIA’s Annual Symposium in ... , In honor of Morris F. Collen, a pioneer in the field of medical ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ANGELES (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... Parsa Mohebi Hair Restoration, has recently contributed a medical article to the newly ... on cosmetictown.com. Dr. Mohebi’s article spotlights the hair transplant procedure known as ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... On Saturday, October ... treadmill relay – Miles by Moonlight to raise money for the American Heart Association ... more. , Teams will work together to keep their treadmills moving for 5 ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... in property taxes a year. In some states—like New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, ... contrast, many overseas retirement havens have extremely low property-tax rates, which contributes to ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... content management, presents its enhanced Pepper Flow promotional review platform at the ... Pepper Flow’s increased insight-driven capabilities help marketers streamline the medical, legal, and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):