FDA clears Micronet's spinal cord lead:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Micronet Medical has received US FDA 510(k) approval for what it claims is the smallest diameter neurostimulation lead on the market. The Axxess lead measures just 0.83mm in diameter and is designed for use with a spinal cord stimulation system for helping to manage chronic, intractable pain of the trunk and limbs. The market for treating pain via spinal stimulation was $200 million in 1999, and is expected to grow to over $400 million by 2003, says St Paul, Minnesota-based Micronet.