Medtronic Receives FDA Approval for Inceptiv™ Closed-loop Spinal Cord Stimulator

Medtronic has received US FDA clearance for the Inceptiv™ closed-loop, rechargeable spinal cord stimulator (SCS) for the treatment of chronic pain. As Medtronic’s first SCS device with a closed-loop feature that senses biological signals along the spinal cord and automatically adjusts stimulation in real time, the Inceptiv system is the only FDA-approved closed-loop spinal cord stimulator that offers full-body 3T MRI access and is the world’s smallest and thinnest fully implantable SCS device designed for patient comfort.

The Inceptiv SCS senses biological signals and consistently maintains the physician-prescribed stimulation tailored to the patient’s needs. Specialized circuitry and a proprietary algorithm detect ECAPs (Evoked Compound Action Potentials), signals generated by the spinal cord in response to electrical stimuli. Inceptiv SCS senses the body’s response to stimulation 50 times per second and instantly increases or decreases stimulation to maintain prescribed settings as determined by the physician.

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