US Approvals Analysis: Abbott Leads Another Strong Month For Novel Approvals
Abbott Laboratories accounted for two of five original PMA approvals recorded by US FDA in August. That update and more from Medtech Insight's Approvals Tracker.
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The privately held Indiana-based device firm has accelerated its 510(k)-clearance output this year, leading all firms with 19 in the third quarter, and pulling neck-and-neck with perennial leader Medtronic for 2017. Overall, FDA remains relatively steady on 510(k) volumes and is maintaining its accelerated pace of novel-device approvals.