NASS 2020: Medtronic Announces First Patient Implant With InterStim Micro, Adaptix Interbody System Launch
Medtronic’s next-generation InterStim Micro system for overactive bladder is more competitive with Axionics’ r-SNM system, according to an analyst. Medtronic continues to innovate as its former CEO announces retirement.
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Medtronic’s revenue of $6.5bn in the first quarter of fiscal 2021 represents a 17% fall year-over-year, but it still beat analysts’ projections.
The US FDA approved Axonics’ r-SNM sacral neuromodulation system for treating overactive bladder and urinary retention on 14 November. The agency approved the same device for treating chronic fecal incontinence on 9 September. Axonics expects r-SNM to rival Medtronic's InterStim II non-rechargeable sacral neuromodulation system, but Medtronic claims the r-SNM technology infringes on Medtronic’s intellectual property.
Early Research Suggests Wearables Can Spot Early Signs Of COVID-19; Fitbit Receives $2.5M Army Award
A consortium of researchers, including Fitbit, are developing algorithms to spot COVID-19 before people become ill.