PARIS – Uromems SAS, of Grenoble, France, reported the completion of a series B round of $17.5 million to advance development of its implantable mechatronic device for treating stress urinary incontinence.
Olympus Medical Systems Group, of Center Valley, Pa., a division of Olympus Corp., is preparing the U.S. launch of the Itind device for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), following FDA de novo authorization earlier this year. The nonsurgical, minimally invasive treatment is made by Medi-Tate Ltd., of Or-Akiva, Israel.
Irvine, Calif.-based Axonics Modulation Technologies Inc., which is marketing implantable sacral neuromodulation (SNM) devices for the treatment of urinary and bowel dysfunction, reported the submission of a premarket approval (PMA) supplement. Specifically, it is looking to gain full-body magnetic resonance imaging-conditional labeling for 3.0 Tesla (T) MRI scans.
The FDA has granted over-the-counter (OTC) clearance to the first noninvasive wearable to treat stress urinary incontinence. The device, known as Innovo, uses electrical stimulation to strengthen pelvic floor muscles and is integrated into fitted shorts. It was already available by physician prescription in the U.S. since an FDA clearance in early 2019.
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a common reason for women to visit their doctor. While virtual doctor visits have been possible to detect UTIs, patient-reported symptoms typically have drove diagnoses. Now, Los Angeles-based Scanwell Health is bringing its at-home smartphone-enabled test and treatment service for UTIs to all 50 states. Scanwell said its offering its the first U.S. FDA-cleared urine testing app available over-the-counter without a prescription.
Dublin-based Medtronic plc has filed a PMA supplement with the U.S. FDA for its next-generation, implantable sacral neuromodulation (SNM) device, Interstim Micro, and for its Interstim Surescan MRI leads. Interstim Micro is intended to help patients with overactive bladder (OAB), urinary urge incontinence, unobstructed urinary retention and fecal incontinence (FI).