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St. Jude’s Protégé Upgradeable Neurostimulator Receives FDA Approval

St. Jude Medical today announced the approval of its Protégé™ IPG from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Protégé is the first and only neurostimulation system that allows spinal cord stimulation (SCS) technology upgrades as they are approved to be made via software updates.  According to the press release: Chronic pain sufferers implanted with

 
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Greatbatch Submits Application for CE Mark for its SCS System

On January 20, 2014, Mass Device reported that Greatbatch filed a CE Mark application for its spinal cord stimulation system with German notified body TÜV SÜD America.  The spinal cord stimulation system comes from Greatbatch’s subsidiary, QiG Group. The company also applied for pre-market approval last month.  

 
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Boston Scientific Reports Good Results with Precision Spectra™ SCS

Retrospective data for Boston Scientific’s Precision Spectra™ Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS) System were presented at the North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS) 17th annual meeting in Las Vegas. The data show that the device provided highly significant pain relief three months after implantation. According to the press release: Precision Spectra is the first SCS System designed

 
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St. Jude Studies Combined PNFS and SCS for Chronic Low Back and Leg Pain

St. Jude announced today that it has launched the SENSE™ Subcutaneous and Epidural Neuromodulation System Evaluation study – a clinical study to evaluate the combination of peripheral nerve field stimulation (PNfS), and spinal cord stimulation (SCS), to determine whether the two therapies together offer more effective management of chronic low back and leg pain than SCS

 
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St. Jude Launches SUNBURST Study to Evaluate New Prodigy Neurostimulator’s Burst Stimulation for Chronic Pain

St. Jude announced today that it has initiated a clinical study of the Prodigy™ neurostimulator, which is the first SCS system able to deliver a proprietary mode of stimulation therapy called burst stimulation. The purpose of the SUNBURST™ (Success Using Neuromodulation with BURST) study is to evaluate whether burst stimulation can be more effective in

 
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Cerbomed’s Non-Invasive Vagus Nerve Stimulator Poses Challenge to Implantable VNS Systems

Cerbomed GmbH, located in Erlangen, Germany, was founded in 2005 to develop transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation (t-VNS®) neuromodulation systems. Surgically accessing the Vagus Nerve is not trivial, and implanting a VNS system involving cuff electrodes is risky and recovery is lengthy.  Enter t-VNS, which is delivered non-invasively to the auricular branch of the vagus nerve (ABVN), making

 
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Medtronic Reports CRM AIMD Sales Trend Showing Stabilization + Strong Earnings from Neuromodulation AIMDs

Medtronic released today its earning reports for the second quarter of fiscal year 2014, which ended October 25, 2013. Medtronic states in the press release: “Second quarter revenue from Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs) was $713 million, an increase of 4 percent on a constant currency basis in a market that continues to show a trend

 
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Neuros Medical Receives IDE Approval to Conduct Pivotal Study

Neuros Medical received an Investigational Device Exemption to conduct a pivotal clinical trial to evaluate the Altius™ System High Frequency Nerve Block technology for the management of intractable limb pain of amputees.   The prospective, randomized, controlled pivotal clinical trial will consist of 130 patients at 15 institutions in the U.S. to evaluate the safety and

 
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Medtronic SureScan Neurostimulators Cleared by FDA for Full-Body MRI

Following Medtronic’s announcement in February of this year that it had introduced in Europe the first and only implantable neurostimulation systems indicated for use in the treatment of chronic back and/or leg pain that are designed for full-body Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans under specific conditions, the Company announced today that FDA has approved the

 
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Sydney-based Saluda Medical Developing Closed-Loop SCS System for Pain

Start-up company Saluda Medical has been awarded $5M by Australia’s New South Wales Government to support the development of a closed-loop spinal cord stimulation system for the treatment of pain. The difference between other SCS systems and Saluda Medical’s is that the latter – the Implanted Neural Sensing & Stimulation product (INS2) – is that it

 
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Algostim – Greatbatch’s Own Spinal Cord Stimulation System

  Greatbatch Medical, which moved its headquarters to the Dallas, TX area last year, announced that it has set a target of at least 5%/yr organic growth.  To accomplish this growth, the Company recently announced consolidating operations of its various divisions in order to create efficiency. In addition however, Greatbatch is diversifying from being strictly a

 
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Mainstay Medical’s Reactiv8 to Treat LBP Caused by Arthrogenic Muscle Inhibition

Mainstay Medical was founded in 2008 by entrepreneur Dr. Danny Sachs. The company’s ReActiv8 neurostimulator is intended to treat chronic low back pain caused by arthrogenic muscle inhibition.  This is a neuroprotective condition in which the brain reflexively attempts to limit motor stimulation and movement in muscles surrounding a joint in response to damage or

 
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Neuros Medical’s Altius™ High Frequency Electrical Nerve Block™ Pain Therapy

Neuros Medical, a Cleveland, Ohio based neuromodulation company, developed the Altius implantable system to deliver Electrical Nerve Block therapy for the treatment of chronic pain in a variety of applications including neuroma/residual limb pain, chronic post surgical pain, and chronic migraine.

 
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Medtronic Issues Urgent Class-I Recall Notifications for the SynchroMed® Implantable Infusion System

Medtronic’s press release: MINNEAPOLIS – June 26, 2013 – In June 2013, Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) initiated four medical device notifications to customers worldwide about the SynchroMed® Implantable Infusion System. These notifications provide clinicians with information to help identify and manage issues that impact the safe and reliable delivery of therapy using the SynchroMed Implantable

 
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St. Jude Medical Signs $40M Equity Investment and $300M Option with Spinal Modulation

St. Jude Medical and privately-held Spinal Modulation, Inc., today announced that they have entered into a series of agreements under which St. Jude Medical made a $40 million equity investment in Spinal Modulation, a company that has developed an innovative neuromodulation therapy that provides a new pain management option for patients with chronic, intractable pain.

 
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