CE-mark for RayMedica's PDN (prosthetic disc nucleus):
This article was originally published in Clinica
RayMedica has CE-marked its prosthetic disc nucleus, designed for treating degenerative disc disease which results in chronic and debilitating back pain. The tiny pillow-shaped device is intended as an alternative to a discectomy, the removal of the spinal disc, and is implanted inside the degenerating disc. It restores the disc's ability to separate the bones of the spine and act as a shock absorber, relieving pressure on nearby nerves. The company has carried out clinical studies on its device in five countries including the US.