The Versavue single-use flexible cystoscope, recently launched by Boston Scientific Corp. in the U.S., could help reduce the risk of infections in patients that comes from the improper reprocessing of reusable cystoscopes, Ron Morton, Boston Scientific chief medical officer, Urology told BioWorld.
The Belgian academic Stefan De Wachter is seeking patent protection for methods of ensuring pelvic health and treating a disease or disorder characterized by a dysfunctional autonomic nervous system using neuromodulation and applying a burst stimulation pattern of electric pulses of high frequencies from electrodes located in the proximity of the sacral plexus and/or pelvic plexus.
Boston Scientific Corp. agreed to acquire neurostimulation company Axonics Inc. for $71 per share or $3.7 billion in total. Axonics focuses on stimulation of the sacral neve to treat overactive bladder and bowel dysfunction. It also offers a bulking agent to address stress urinary incontinence in women.
The deal is expected to close in the first half of 2024, pending approval of stockholders and regulators.
Uromems SAS is seeking patent protection for a system for the control of an inflatable implant device with a variable volume fluid reservoir that may be used to plug an anatomical duct such as a urethra, gastric duct, colon, or rectum, or configured for use as a penile implant.
The U.S. FDA’s recent approval of Boston Scientific Corp.’s Tenacio pump, a component for its AMS 700 inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP), is an “exciting milestone” for the company, Ronald Morton, chief medical officer, Urology, at Boston Scientific told BioWorld. The AMS 700 IPP is a treatment option for men with erectile dysfunction and is designed to deliver a more intuitive experience for patients when using the device.
Using minimally invasive focal therapies to treat prostate cancer are much more cost-effective and can improve patients’ quality of life compared to surgery or radiotherapy, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Economics.
Bright Uro Inc. raised $23 million in a series A fundraising round to support its pursuit of U.S. FDA 510(k) clearance and launch of its Glean urodynamics system. Glean offers catheter-less assessment of the function of the bladder and urethra that uses an inserted pressure sensor instead.
Easymotionskin Tec AG is seeking patent protection for a wearable product that delivers transcutaneous electromyostimulation (EMS) of pelvic floor musculature through the body’s perineum, for the non-invasive treatment of incontinence, particularly stress incontinence. The invention is said to be suited to nearly all patients, including those patients who cannot insert anal or vaginal probes that provide pelvic floor training by EMS.
Stimvia s.r.o. (previously Tesla Medical s.r.o.) is in the process of securing $10 million in investment in a series A financing round that will allow the company to conduct a pivotal clinical study addressing overactive bladder, using Uris, its neuromodulation system, CEO Lukas Doskocil told BioWorld.
Laborie Medical Technologies Inc. continued a string of recent deals with an agreement to acquire Urotronic Inc. for $255 million cash up front with an additional $345 million in payments contingent on meeting specified commercial and reimbursement milestones. Laborie already held a minority interest in the manufacturer of the Optilume drug-coated balloon technology for treatment of urethral strictures and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).