A micro-invasive surgical device named CyPass Micro-Stent used for the treatment of glaucoma was globally recalled by Alcon, a subsidiary of Novartis. The stent was supposed to be used in combination with cataract surgery but the company announced an immediate recall.
A grave neurodegenerative disease like Alzheimer’s whose cure is still unknown can now be managed with Dthera Sciences’ DTHR-ALZ, a novel digital therapy device which has been bestowed with the prestigious Breakthrough Device designation by the FDA.
Neurotrophic Keratitis (NK) is a rare eye disorder that affects the corneal sensation leading to a loss in vision. Till date, only invasive surgeries and palliative treatments were available to treat the disease. But now, there is a major breakthrough in this regard since the US-FDA has approved the Italian company Dompé’s eye drop, Oxervate in order to treat NK.
SPR Therapeutics’ single- and dual-lead peripheral nerve stimulation devices win FDA nod as minimally invasive, non-opioid alternatives to treat acute chronic, postoperative and post-traumatic pain when implanted for up to two months.
The US-FDA (US- Food and Drugs Administration) announced on 13 August that it will permit the marketing of Natural Cycles’ contraception app in the US for pre-menopausal women aged 18 years and older.
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