Rapid Medical Inc. received FDA clearance for the Tigertriever 13, termed “the smallest and only adjustable thrombectomy device” for treating brain clots causing ischemic stroke. Stealing a page from aerospace engineers, Sunrise, Fla.-based Rapid Medical has developed complex, 3D “braiding” technology enabling its mechanical stent retriever to gain better access to and treat deeply embedded brain clots.
Syncthink Inc. is preparing to launch its neurological impairment and disease diagnostic in Europe, after securing CE marking for the ocular biomarker device. The company is raising a new round of funding to support commercialization of the Eye-Sync system and has two projects exemplifying applications of the device running with academic collaborators in the U.K.
Data on C2N Diagnostic LLC’s new blood test combining a proprietary p-tau217 measurement with the amyloid beta (a-beta) 42/40 ratio, a component of C2N’s commercially available PrecivityAD blood test, could help to predict people at risk for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) – even at the earliest stages.
Akili Interactive Labs Inc. has kicked off a phase III study of its digital treatment for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) living in Japan, the first pivotal trial of its video game-based cognitive treatment outside the U.S. Conducted by Osaka-based Shionogi & Co. Ltd., this marks the first pivotal trial of Akili’s video game-based cognitive treatment outside the U.S.
Cognetivity Neurosciences Ltd. is making progress in promoting its cognitive assessment tool as the brain health equivalent of a blood pressure check, following feedback from clinicians indicating the test could have broad applicability.
Investors are backing neurostimulation device company Stimdia Medical Inc. with $16 million, in the first tranche of a series B offering expected to total $30 million. The Minneapolis-based company is developing a device that stimulates the phrenic nerves in a patient’s neck to exercise the diaphragm during mechanical ventilation and minimize ventilation-induced diaphragmatic dysfunction (VIDD).
Infervision Medical Technology Co. Ltd. received approval from China’s NMPA for its radiological computer-assisted triage and notification software device Inferread CT Stroke. This is the first class III approval that the firm obtained in the cerebro-cardiovascular field. Class III approvals are for high-risk medical devices.
Peijia Medical Ltd. has received two marketing approvals from China’s NMPA for its catheters to be used in neurointerventional surgery. They are the balloon guide catheter (BGC) Fluxcap and delivery balloon dilation catheter Fastunnel. Both were developed by Peijia’s wholly owned subsidiary Achieva Medical Ltd.
Ekso Bionics Holdings Inc. added a new indication for its robotic Eksonr exoskeleton with a U.S. FDA 510(k) clearance for use of the mobility device in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). The green light for MS follows clearances for stroke and spinal cord rehabilitation in 2016 and acquired brain injury (ABI) in 2020.
The U.S. FDA has granted clearance for Earlitec Diagnostics Inc.’s Earlipoint evaluation tool for the diagnosis and assessment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children aged 16-30 months. The eye-tracking technology utilizes Dynamic Quantification of Social-Visual Engagement (DQSVE), which captures a child’s moment-by-moment looking behavior. The clearance was based on positive results from two studies in which more than 500 children were enrolled.