May 2020

FDA CLEARS EXTERNAL ELECTROSTIMULATION DEVICE FOR PERIPHERAL BLOOD CLOTS

Sky Medical Technology, Daresbury, England, has received US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its geko electrosimulation device, which is designed to stimulate the calf muscles to increase blood flow in the deep veins of the calf, thereby preventing blood clots in at-risk non-surgical patients. The non-invasive, battery-powered wearable device operates without external pressure to the leg and allows complete mobility. With FDA 510(k) clearance for immediate post-surgical stimulation of calves to prevent venous thromboembolism (VTE) already established, the geko device becomes the first muscle pump activator of its kind to win clearance for VTE prevention across all patients.

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