Precardia Inc. received some good news from the U.S. FDA, which has granted the company's catheter-based system for treating volume overload in patients with acutely decompensated heart failure (ADHF) breakthrough device designation. The device is intended to quickly reduce congestion in the venous system, known as cardiac preload, with an eye toward improving overall cardio-renal function.
Sommetrics Inc. said Tuesday that it has requested emergency use authorization from the U.S. FDA to market its Aersleep II device for sleep apnea patients at risk of COVID-19. The aim is to reduce the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, by treating infected patients with sleep apnea with Aersleep instead of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy.
Regulatory snapshots, including global submissions and approvals, clinical trial approvals and other regulatory decisions and designations: Akili, Apyx Medical, Companion Medical, Miracor Medical, Neoteryx, Preceptis Medical, Royal Philips.
Regulatory snapshots, including global drug submissions and approvals, clinical trial approvals and other regulatory decisions and designations: Immunovative, Mirror Biologics, Karuna, Karyopharm, Marker, Myovant, Novaremed, Pharmacyclics, Polynoma, Reneo, Renibus, Santhera.
Mainstay Medical Holdings plc has won U.S. FDA approval for its Reactiv8 implantable neurostimulation device. The company is eyeing a commercial launch of the system in early 2021. The FDA approved Reactiv8 as an aid in managing intractable chronic low back pain associated with multifidus muscle dysfunction in adults who have failed therapy and are not candidates for spine surgery.
Xpovio (selinexor), an oral selective inhibitor of nuclear transport from Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc., of Newton, Mass., received FDA approval today for treating adults with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), including DLBCL arising from follicular lymphoma, after at least two lines of systemic therapy. Xpovio will be available immediately in the U.S., the company said, and, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the launch will be a virtual one.