Nuvectra's Algovita® uniquely combines electronic architecture, implantable pulse generator (IPG) capabilities, and telemetry to enable agile, individually tailored SCS therapy for a range of chronic patients. It allows physicians to design multiple treatment programs, empowering patients to select therapy options based on daily-life pain experiences. Moreover, Algovita®'s upgradable and expandable platform is responsive to market changes, providing non-invasive updates to implement the latest therapies for optimal care.
"The SCS sector in the United States will be at nearly $1.5 billion by 2018 and although it is a mature market, increasing disease prevalence, demand for innovative therapies, and wider patient acceptance will drive high market growth," observed Rajan. "Nuvectra's broad-based neurostimulation platform positions the company for accelerated future growth. Its improved therapy delivery system, including enhanced features for a simple physician and patient user experience coupled with the platform's powerful, upgradable versatility, will enable different therapeutic approaches and markets."
Pain physicians or neurosurgeons conduct 3- to 7-day trials using percutaneous leads to evaluate the risk-benefit for patients. Once SCS is found to be a viable option, implantation is done. Thereafter, physicians and Nuvectra representatives work to set the therapy configuration that effectively relieves patients of their pain. While physicians appreciate Algovita®'s breadth of capabilities, usability, and the ease of lead implantation, patients like the system's effectiveness and the portable programmer's easy-to-use interface.
CE marked and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Algovita®'s features include:
- A user-friendly control design and intuitive operation
- A 24-channel rechargeable IPG that implants in the upper buttock and connects to leads in the epidural space
- A comprehensive lead portfolio that boasts a novel stretchable coil design and different lead configurations
- Multiple current sources with the broadest parametric range set—pulse width, frequency, and amplitude—of any system currently in the market to enable personalized therapies
- Wireless, portable patient and physician programmers based on the Medical Implant Communication Service (MICS) band that allows external program adjustments
For these reasons, Nuvectra is the worthy recipient of Frost & Sullivan's 2017 North America New Product Innovation Award in the spinal cord stimulation market. Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has developed an innovative element in a product by leveraging leading-edge technologies. The award recognizes the value-added features and benefits of the product and the increased returns on investment it offers customers, which in turn increases customer acquisition and overall market penetration potential.
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