Innovative Health receives first-ever FDA clearances to reprocess transseptal needles

Innovative Health receives first-ever FDA clearances to reprocess transseptal needles

Press releases may be edited for formatting or style | July 31, 2020 Business Affairs
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 31, 2020 – Innovative Health, Inc. today announced it has received FDA clearance for reprocessing the St. Jude Medical BRK Transseptal Needle and the Baylis Medical NRG Transseptal Needle. Innovative Health's clearance to reprocess these market-leading transseptal needles is a milestone in single-use device reprocessing, as no other company is able to offer reprocessed transseptal needles and unlock additional savings in electrophysiology procedures.

"Innovative Health's clearance for these devices highlights how we have listened to our customers' needs, as transseptal needles will be a substantial contributor to reprocessing savings," said Innovative Health CEO Rick Ferreira. "Such savings are more vital for hospitals than ever, given the financial challenges wrought by COVID-19 this year. By saving more on a per-procedure basis in the EP lab, hospitals can start to offset some of their losses in other departments."

Transseptal needles are used to puncture the interatrial septum during a transseptal catheterization procedure to gain left heart access. These devices represent Innovative Health's entrance into a new device technology and clinical application area, demonstrating the company's commitment to advancing the EP space as a whole. To obtain these clearances, Innovative Health pioneered new reprocessing technology for evaluating sharpness, reprocessing a metal lumen, and addressing radiofrequency energy.

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These important FDA clearances further cement Innovative Health's leadership in the cardiac device reprocessing space, where the company has gained more recent FDA clearances than any other reprocessor in recent years.


About Innovative Health
Innovative Health is an advanced medical device reprocessing company that offers smarter utilization of medical devices in hospitals' cardiology and electrophysiology programs.

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