Biotronik now supplies US Department of Veterans Affairs


Biotronik has been added to the list of cardiac rhythm management device suppliers to the US Department of Veterans Affairs. The company’s full portfolio of devices and leads are now available on the Veterans Affairs contract, which includes the company’s DX system technology.

A press release reports that DX system technology provides dual-chamber sensing with a single lead and has been shown to reduce lead complications and mortality, as well as have faster implant procedures and less fluoroscopy exposure during those procedures.

The press release adds that Biotronik has pioneered advances in its Home Monitoring remote patient management system since its first clinical application in the year 2000. The system is unique because it allows continuous, automatic wireless remote monitoring of patient status and device status with daily updates-all independent of any patient interaction. The technology leads to earlier intervention, as proven by the results of the TRUST landmark

“We are honoured and excited to bring our portfolio of devices to support the men and women who have served in America’s military services, as well as their families,” said Paul Woodstock, executive vice president of sales at Biotronik. “We strive to create the best quality products with clinically meaningful innovation, and provide them for the best cost possible. We are thrilled to be included in this contract.”

The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated healthcare system with over 1,700 sites of care, serving 8.76 million veterans each year.