SonaCare Medical Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for its Sonablate® High Intensity Focused Ultrasound Prostate Ablation Device

by SonaCare

CHARLOTTE, N.C., OCTOBER  13, 2015 -- SonaCare Medical, LLC, a pioneer in minimally invasive high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) technologies, announced today that it received de novo clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the Sonablate® 450  in the U.S. for the ablation of prostate tissue. Sonablate® is the first High Intensity Therapeutic Ultrasound (HITU) device to receive FDA regulatory authorization for prostate tissue ablation. SonaCare Medical expects to begin U....

NFANT Labs gets FDA 510(k) nod for smart baby bottle sensors for the NICU

by NFANT Labs/PR Web

Atlanta-based NFANT Labs LLC today announced that it has received FDA clearance for its nfant® Feeding Solution. Unlike an ordinary baby bottle, nfant® Feeding Solution is the only medical device that can determine an infant’s tongue movement during actual feeding and provide objective, measurable data. Information is then relayed to caregivers through a mobile app and stored in a cloud database. The solution is...

FDA 510(k) clears Medtronic’s Tyrx envelope for DBS devices

by Brad Perriello for

Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today that it’s launching its Tyrx surgical envelope in the U.S. for use with deep-brain stimulation devices, after it won 510(k) clearance from the FDA for use of the infection-fighting envelope with implantable neurostimulators.

Fridley, Minn.-based Medtronic said it’s...

EarLens wins FDA 510(k) for novel hearing aid

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EarLens said last Tuesday it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its laser diode-equipped direct vibration-based contact hearing device for use in adults with mild to severe sensorineural hearing impairment.

The device is designed to directly contact the patient’s eardrum and use it as a speaker and act as an amplifier for a wide range of frequencies, the Menlo Park, Calif.-based company said. It consists of a tympanic membrane transducer...

Implanet wins expanded FDA 510(k) clearance for Jazz band device

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French orthopedic implant company Implanet said Wednesday it won expanded FDA 510(k) clearance for its Jazz spinal implant allowing it to be used with other posterior thoraco-lumbar fixation systems.

The Jazz implant is intended to provide temporary stabilization as a bone anchor during bone fusions and to aid in the repair of bone fractures.  The device is cleared for spinal trauma surgeries, spinal reconstructive surgeries and spinal degenerative surgeries, according to...

Ceterix Orthopaedics wins FDA 510(k) clearance for NovoStitch Plus

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Ceterix Orthopaedics said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its NovoStitch Plus meniscal repair system designed for patients with meniscal tearing.

The device is a next-generation version of the company’s NovoStitch, designed to treat a variety of different meniscal tears, the Menlo Park, Calif.-based company said.

“The main difference is the NovoStitch Plus has a cartridge-based system and the cartridge has an...

kBLASTER update September 2015: 510(k) search for predicates and successful 510(k) clearance strategy

The kBLASTER database has been updated today with FDA 510(k) clearances from August 2015 and FDA 510(k) splash pages for 510(k)s clearances in September 2015. If you have Saved Searches in your kBLASTER account that meet the parameters of today's imports into the kBLASTER database, you will see blue notification flags in your active kBLASTER account on those Saved Searches, as well as Alert email(s).  

With nearly 62,000 510(k)...