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Overactive Bladder has traditionally been treated by both Sacral Neuromodulation (SNM) and Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation (PTNS) and these therapies have been recognized as safe and effective treatment for OAB. SNM, albeit an effective therapy, requires a complex implantation procedure of a large device and extension leads and there are considerable complications associated with the procedure, which requires full anesthesia, and the treatment. PTNS is less invasive, but is administered only at the physician’s clinic and therefore it is an inconvenient treatment, which limits the accessibility and adoption of therapy. BlueWind Medical’s RENOVA iStim™ is an implantable tibial neuromodulation device. Its unique design allows for the procedure to be done under local anesthesia. Routine use of the RENOVA iStim™ is simple and personalized in the comfort of the patient’s home without the need to frequently visit the clinic.
Patient wearable, worn on the ankle
For the treatment of patients with Overactive Bladder and associated symptoms of urinary urgency and frequency, with or without urge incontinence.
The stimulator is implanted through a small incision and is fixed in place with sutures. There is no need to expose the target nerve, as the device is placed in the vicinity of the neurovascular bundle. The implantation procedure lasts approximately 30 minutes and is performed under local anesthesia.
Daily, 30 minutes self-administered treatment while carrying on normal daily activities.
CE Marked. USA: Investigational device. Limited by U.S. Federal Law to investigational use.
In a pilot clinical study conducted in Europe, BlueWind Medical demonstrated the safety and performance of BlueWind RENOVA iStim™.
Symptoms improvement after 6 months
70.6% of patients had greater than 50% reduction in their symptoms or a return to normal voiding
Mean improvment from baseline
The mean improvement in symptom severity was 35.7 at the 6 months FU.
In the urinary incontinence group, the percentage of dry subjects continuously grew after activation from 7.1% 1 month after activation through 20.7% at the 3 months follow-up to 27.6% at the 6 months follow-up. At the 1 month follow-up there was an immediate significant impact of the therapy on subjects where 50% of subjects reported more than 50% Success Response*.
* Success response was defined as ≥50% improvement in leaks/day
The BlueWind Medical neurostimulator is significantly smaller than conventional devices. Advanced technologies allow the transformation to a minimally invasive procedure.
The neurostimulator provides localized targeted treatment vs. widespread stimulation which may unnecessarily stimulate large areas.
Patient wearable provides wireless power without the need for repeated surgeries to replace a depleted battery.
The BlueWind RENOVA™ has a closed loop mechanism which ensures consistent and dependable stimulation maintaining patient’s convenience in everyday activities.
MR conditional for static magnetic field of 1.5 and 3 Tesla.
No wires are tunneled under the skin thus avoiding lead migration or fracture.
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