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.