Medtronic's implantable drug pump approved in US:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Medtronic has received US FDA approval for its IsoMed constant-flow infusion system, an implantable drug pump for the treatment of colorectal liver cancer. The pump is surgically placed under the skin of the abdomen and delivers cancer-fighting medication directly to the liver, assisted by a catheter that runs from the pump to the hepatic artery. The system can also deliver morphine sulphate directly into spinal fluid as a treatment for chronic back pain, said the Minneapolis, Minnesota-based company.