PLANO, Texas, Feb. 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nuvectra Corporation (NASDAQ:NVTR), a neurostimulation medical device company, announced today that it has filed regulatory submissions with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and CE Mark authorities for Virtis™, the Company’s sacral nerve stimulation (SNS) system for the treatment of chronic urinary retention and the symptoms of overactive bladder.
Scott Drees, Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are excited to announce that we have submitted our Pre-Market Approval (PMA) application to the FDA for the Virtis SNS System. In addition, we have also filed with TUV Süd, for CE mark approval. I am proud of the Nuvectra team that developed our system and worked so diligently to meet these milestones and we look forward to working interactively with FDA and TUV on the approval processes. These submissions are another example of the versatility of our neurostimulation platform and our commitment to helping physicians improve the lives of patients.”
“I am optimistic about the future opportunity to have a second sacral nerve stimulation system option for my patients,” said Steven Siegel, MD, Director of the Metro Urology Centers for Female Urology and Continence Care. “If approved, Virtis will not only provide me with another system to choose from, but also offer expanded capabilities to manage my patient’s symptoms. It has been gratifying to be part of the Virtis development process and I’m pleased to see the progress being made to bring this new system to market.”
These submissions, pending timely regulatory approval from each authority, would position the company to release the system in the European market by the end of 2017 and to begin commercialization efforts in the US sometime in 2018. For more information about Nuvectra, visit www.nuvectramed.com.
About Nuvectra Corporation
Nuvectra™ is a neurostimulation company committed to helping physicians improve the lives of people with chronic neurological conditions. The Algovita® Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) System is our first commercial offering and is CE marked and FDA approved for the treatment of chronic intractable pain of the trunk and/or limbs. Our innovative technology platform also has capabilities under development to support other neurological indications such as sacral nerve stimulation (SNS), and deep brain stimulation (DBS). In addition, our NeuroNexus subsidiary designs, manufactures and markets leading-edge neural-interface technologies for the neuroscience clinical research market. Visit the Nuvectra website at www.nuvectramed.com.
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