Pivotal trial to study the safety and efficacy of sacral nerve stimulation in patients with urinary urgency incontinence symptoms
SAN JOSE, Calif., June 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Neuspera® Medical, a medical device company developing implantable devices for patients battling chronic illnesses, today announced it will begin enrollment in its pivotal clinical trial (SANS-UUI), a single-arm study that will enroll 145 patients at 25 sites globally. The study will evaluate the safety and efficacy of Neuspera’s Nuvella™ system designed to treat overactive bladder (OAB) for patients with urinary urgency incontinence (UUI) symptoms. The system is the first sacral neuromodulation (SNM) device that offers a minimally invasive option, which may allow for a better patient experience and greater procedural versatility.
“We are very pleased the SANS-UUI trial has reached this important enrollment milestone, as we are now one step closer to bringing the life-changing benefits of this technology to patients,” said Alexander Yeh, Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Neuspera Medical. “The Nuvella system is the smallest available SNM device designed to minimize post-procedure discomfort and have no visible external appearance of the implant.”
The feasibility phase results of SANS-UUI were presented at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA) in September 2021 and at the winter meeting of the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU) in February of this year. In 34 patients implanted with the Nuvella system, 90% of subjects demonstrated a 50% improvement in UUI symptoms at 6 and 12 months with 2 hours of daily stimulation, while 52% were completely dry at the 12-month visit. “These results are very promising,” said Steven Siegel, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at Neuspera Medical. “In addition to the clinical benefits seen, Nuvella demonstrated safety consistent with other commercially available devices.”
OAB is a common medical condition affecting roughly 1 in 6 adults.1 The worldwide OAB treatment market size was $1,192.5M in 2020 and is experiencing tremendous growth due to increasing prevalence of chronic conditions.2
Neuspera Medical, Inc. is committed to developing implantable medical devices that will improve the lives of patients battling chronic illnesses. The Neuspera platform, which will include the Nuvella system, will provide patients and physicians new, and potentially earlier, treatment options that are less invasive and more adaptable. These therapeutic alternatives aim to help patients restore their health and well-being for a better quality of life.
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Neuspera leverages exclusively licensed mid-field powering techniques to engineer miniaturized injectable neuromodulation technologies (aka electroceuticals). Neuspera’s implantable module is more than 100 times smaller than other neuromodulation devices and may substantially reduce implant procedure complexity, time, patient complication and post-surgical pain. The idea is that miniature devices can modulate the electrical impulses in the body, triggering biochemical processes more typically manipulated via biopharmaceuticals. The end game is to replace drug therapies by inducing the body to heal itself of major illnesses that could include diabetes, asthma, hypertension, arthritis, pain and even cancer. Neuspera Medical is committed to bringing forward implantable medical device technology that will improve lives of patients battling with chronic illness. The company raised $8 million in 2016.
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