SAN JOSE, Calif., June 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuspera Medical Inc., a privately held, clinical stage medical device company, today announced the completion of the first chronic clinical implants of the Neuspera Neuromodulation System on the sacral nerve. The ultra-miniaturized device has been implanted in the first set of patients treated in the Company's recently launched SANS-UUI two-stage seamless pivotal clinical trial to support FDA approval for patients with Urinary Urgency Incontinence (UUI), a symptom of overactive bladder.
The Neuspera Neuromodulation System, a wirelessly powered implant, is the smallest known sacral nerve stimulator—more than 100 times smaller than currently available systems. The technology platform offers physicians the first catheter-delivered sacral Neuromodulation device with no need for tunneling or pocket formation for an implanted battery. Neuspera's patented Mid-Field Powering technology allows the implant to be wirelessly powered by a lifestyle-integrated, wearable, external transmitter. Together, these features allow patients to benefit from a less invasive implant procedure with, potentially, fewer complications and post-surgical adverse effects.
Rebecca McCrery, MD, FACOG, FACS, a Board-certified urogynecologist in Omaha, Nebraska who performed the first implantation, commented, "It is exciting to see continued innovation in the sacral nerve stimulation space resulting in more options for patients and physicians.I was impressed that the implant procedure was very straight forward and importantly, placement of the implant does not require pocket formation, blunt dissection, or tunneling – making this procedure less invasive for both patients and physicians."
"Neuspera's system may broaden the appeal of sacral Neuromodulation for urinary urge incontinence patients who are reluctant to try implantable therapy because of the invasiveness of the options currently available," added Dr. Steven Siegel, Principal Investigator for the SANS-UUI trial and a world-renown urologist for his work in sacral Neuromodulation treatment for overactive bladder patients.
The SANS-UUI trial is a prospective, multi-center, single-arm, open-label, two-stage seamless pivotal trial evaluating approximately 200 patients globally. The first phase will be conducted at up to 14 sites in the U.S. and Europe to assess the utilization of the system and help inform the length of time of daily stimulation to be used in the second phase. The second phase of the trial will assess the safety and efficacy of the Neuspera Neuromodulation System at six months for the primary efficacy endpoint and at 12 months for secondary safety and efficacy endpoints. This phase will be conducted at up to 20 sites in the U.S. and Europe, inclusive of the first phase sites. Patients in both phases of the study will have access to the strongest MRI conditional labeling for sacral neuromodulation systems – full body, 1.5T & 3.0T and normal mode scans.
"The start of the SANS-UUI trial brings us a step closer to our goal of delivering the benefits of sacral Neuromodulation to patients who have struggled with urinary urge incontinence and have yet to find an acceptable stimulation therapy option," said Dr. Milton Morris, President & CEO of Neuspera Medical. "We are thankful for the support of our investigators who are delivering this important therapy to deserving patients in a safe and responsible manner consistent with the new environment of COVID-19 and associated FDA guidance on clinical trials."
About Neuspera Neuspera Medical, Inc. is privately held, venture-backed, clinical stage neuromodulation company committed to developing implantable medical device technology that will improve the lives of patients battling chronic illness or dysfunction. The Company is leveraging its fourth-generation patented Mid-Field Powering Technology, which allows for devices that are significantly smaller, that may be implanted deeper in the body, and may be more reliable than other miniaturized neuromodulation technologies. Neuspera's sacral Neuromodulation technology platform is designed to provide patients and physicians new, and potentially earlier treatment options that are less invasive and more adaptable. The comprehensive technology platform includes the ultra-miniature, minimally-invasive implant, lifestyle-integrated wearable wireless transmitter with Mid-Field Powering, easy-to-use smartphone app, and an iPad-based command center clinician programmer. Neuspera is headquarted in San Jose, CA.