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St. Jude Medical's Penta lead

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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St. Jude is launching its new Penta neurostimulation lead after obtaining PMA supplement approval in June, the firm announced Dec. 4. According to the firm, the Penta lead provides the broadest lateral electrode span of any neurostimulation lead on the market. A proprietary micro-texturing process enables greater amounts of current to be delivered via the small electrodes, arranged in five columns, providing focused electrical current over a greater lateral area of the spinal cord to control chronic pain, St. Jude says

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