Boston Scientific Corp. notched another win with the U.S. FDA approval of its spinal cord stimulator (SCS), Wavewriter, for treatment of non-surgical back pain just a week after receiving the agency’s nod for its Farapulse pulsed field ablation system. The new indication comes four months after expansion of approved uses for Wavewriter to include painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy.
The U.S. FDA accepted Novocure GmbH’s premarket approval (PMA) application to use its Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields) technology together with standard systemic therapies to treat non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) following progression on or after platinum-based therapy. Novocure hopes that the application, under review, will get the green light and the therapy, which uses electric fields to disrupt solid tumors and kill cancer cells, will be on the market in the second half of 2024.
In its second approval this month from the U.S. FDA, Avita Medical Inc.’s Recell system received premarket approval for the repigmentation of stable depigmented vitiligo lesions. The approval marks the first therapeutic device offering a one-time treatment for vitiligo at the point of care. Using the device, a clinician prepares and delivers autologous skin cells from pigmented skin to stable depigmented areas.