From new and renewed partnerships to FDA approvals, here are medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning.
1. Life Spine receives FDA clearance for cervical spacer system
Life Spine announced in an April 19 press release that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Plateau-C Ti Cervical Spacer System. The system uses Life Spine’s titanium surface technology, Osseo-Loc, that helps with potential bone growth. Plateau-C Ti also has additional graft windows to help with visibility in-situ and bone graft containment. It entered full-market release on April 3 this year.
2. Lifetrack Medical announces FDA approval for PACS for distributed radiology
Lifetrack Medical Systems announced the FDA approval of its LifeSys PACS for distributed radiology, according to an April 19 press release. Its platform is designed to expand the availability of high-quality medicine and simplify and speed the development of digital radiology while reducing costs and bringing high-quality diagnostic reporting to large populations who need it. The PACS system features patented RadNav technology that serves as a guidance system to radiologists through its decision support system and templates.
3. Physio-Control launches HeartSine samaritan 360p AED
Physio-Control announced in an April 19 press release that its HeartSine samaritan PAD 36op AED is now available in the U.S. after receiving FDA pre-market approval. The HeartSine samaritan PAD 360P measures cardiac rhythm and automatically delivers a shock to someone who has a sudden cardiac arrest to restore the heart to normal rhythm. The AED is user-friendly and provides easy-to-follow visual and audio prompts. If the system finds that a person needs shock delivery, it will deliver it automatically without the need for pressing a button.