St. Jude Medical just announced that the company’s rechargeable, longest-lasting Eon Mini implantable neurostimulator has received approval from the FDA, as well as a CE Mark from the EU.
Even with its small size, the Eon Mini has the longest-lasting battery life of any rechargeable spinal cord stimulation (SCS) device in its class. It is the only small rechargeable neurostimulator to receive a 10-year battery longevity approval by the FDA. For patients this means the device should provide sustainable therapy and maintain a reasonable recharge interval for 10 years of use at high settings. The device’s battery longevity also may mean that patients require fewer battery replacement surgeries.
The Eon Mini also allows patients the freedom to comfortably recharge the device’s battery while taking a walk, cooking a meal or shopping because the charging system is fully portable. Additionally, Eon Mini has the greatest recommended implant depth of any small rechargeable SCS device, so the device can be placed more discreetly, potentially making it less noticeable.
In addition, the Eon Mini device features the following:
Enhanced microchip and software (NeuroDynamix™) technology that continuously selects the most efficient power management mode, preserving the battery’s capacity to deliver therapy. Constant current circuitry that automatically adjusts power output to deliver consistent therapy over time. Advanced programming capability that allows physicians to treat up to eight pain areas simultaneously to address complex pain patterns. A 16-contact header that is compatible with all St. Jude Medical SCS leads, giving physicians more control in designing the system for optimal pain relief.
Product page: The Eon Neurostimulation System…
Press release: St. Jude Medical Receives FDA and CE Mark Approvals for the World’s Smallest, Longest-Lasting Rechargeable Neurostimulator to Treat Chronic Pain…