After receiving an FDA approval last month in bladder and bowel incontinence for its neuromodulation device implanted in the lower back, Medtronic isn’t resting on its laurels. It has begun a clinical trial of a similar system placed near the ankle, which the company described as a more convenient option that may make the therapy available to more people. The medtech giant announced that its first patients have received implants in the pivotal study, with neurostimulators that tap into the posterior tibial nerve running up the back of the leg, to transmit electrical pulses that aim to help regulate an overactive bladder. Read more.
Source: Fierce Biotech, March 25, 2022