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Advanced Bionics correction

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Sylmar, Calif.-based company is conducting European clinical trials of its bion miniature neurostimulator for pudendal nerve stimulation for treating urinary incontinence. So far, the device has been implanted in five patients. The firm plans to launch U.S. trials in the near future. Advanced Bionics notes that the UK National Institute of Clinical Excellence's comments on a neurostimulator for sacral implantation referred exclusively to Medtronic's InterStim, and not bion, as reported by "The Gray Sheet." The tech assessment body described the procedure for sacral nerve stimulation as one for which evidence "currently does not appear" adequate ("1The Gray Sheet" May 5, 2003, p. 19)...

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