Medtronic Launches New Clinician Programmer for Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy

- June 13th, 2018

Medtronic (NYSE:MDT), the global leader in medical technology, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved its state-of-the art Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Clinician Programmer and Activa Programming Application, which followed closely on the recent achievement of CE Mark this past March. As quoted in the press release: The ActivaProgramming Application has … Continued

Medtronic (NYSE:MDT), the global leader in medical technology, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved its state-of-the art Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Clinician Programmer and Activa Programming Application, which followed closely on the recent achievement of CE Mark this past March.

As quoted in the press release:

The ActivaProgramming Application has been uniquely designed with the input of over a hundred clinicians from around the world and is managed on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 tablet interface. This modern, familiar tool will enhance the clinical programming experience, streamline workflows and provide actionable information to support neurologists and neurosurgeons in their treatment of patients that use the market leading, Medtronic Activa DBS system as therapy for neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and Dystonia1.

Globally, approximately 125,000 Medtronic Activadevices are implanted, and this programmer will have an immediate impact to the programming interactions that are a critical part of post-implant care for thousands of patients. The programmer will also enable the upgrade of Activa rechargeable implantable neurostimulators service life to 15 years2, giving patients an additional 6 years until their next device replacement.

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