Calyxo Inc. cleaned up with a $32.7 million series C financing round to support further development of the Cvac system for kidney stones. Questa Capital and CRG led the round, which brought the company’s total funds raised to $47.2 million.
The FDA has approved Medtronic plc’s next-generation sacral neuromodulation (SNM) system, Interstim X, giving patients a recharge-free option with a 10-year+ lifespan. This newest member of the Interstim portfolio joins the rechargeable Interstim Micro as a treatment for overactive bladder (OAB), chronic fecal incontinence (FI) and nonobstructive urinary retention.
Easyendo Surgical Inc. has won the South Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety’s (MFDS) latest breakthrough device designation for its robotized ureteroscope. The device, currently known as Easyuretero, is the first of its type to be developed in South Korea. The next goal for Easyendo will be regulatory approval, said the MFDS. Daejeon, South Korea-based Easyendo is already working towards winning that approval. “We are now preparing to start clinical trials in South Korea, and discussing the start date and scope of the trials with MFDS,” an Easyendo spokesperson told BioWorld.