510(k) for STS Biopolymers' ultrasound needles:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The US FDA has cleared STS Biopolymers' ECHO-COAT ultrasound needles for use in ultrasound-guided needle procedures such as biopsies or amniocentesis. The needles are covered in a biocompatible polymer coating which acts as an ultrasound contrast agent, allowing a clear image of the entire needle to be seen throughout the procedure.
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