FDA OKs Carticept's next-gen computer-controlled injection system

April 16, 2013 by Arezu Sarvestani

Georgia medical device company Carticept lands FDA clearance for the 1st and only computer-controlled injection system on the U.S. market.

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Privately held Carticept Medical won FDA clearance for the next generation of its Navigator delivery system, which the company touts as the 1st and only computer-controlled injections system on the U.S. market.

The enhanced Navigator includes new software features designed to "improve further office and work-flow efficiency," according to the company. The original Navigator system won FDA clearance in October 2011.

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The Navigator system automatically prepares the combination of drugs that often comprise the injections provided to arthritis patients for pain relief, "saving significant labor for a busy physician practice while eliminating needle exposure," according to Carticept.

The system also records treatment data for transfer to an electronic medical record system and integrates with ultrasound imaging to improve injection accuracy.