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Regulatory submission marks another major step toward commercialization of TAEUS liver device in 2020
ANN ARBOR, MI / ACCESSWIRE / June 30, 2020 / ENDRA Life Sciences Inc. ("ENDRA") (NDRA), the pioneer of Thermo Acoustic Enhanced UltraSound (TAEUSⓇ), today announced the 510(k) Premarket Notification submission to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") for its TAEUS Fatty Liver Imaging Probe ("FLIP").
"Despite an unprecedented global COVID-19 environment, with widespread disruptions in business and healthcare operations, the small ENDRA team has achieved remarkable milestones in the first half of 2020, including receipt of the European CE regulatory mark, the addition of a third U.S. clinical evaluation site, growth of ENDRA's IP portfolio to 72 assets, and now the submission of our 510(k)," said Francois Michelon, ENDRA's chairman and chief executive officer.
"Our 510(k) submission is the culmination of years of scientific research, quality system implementation, clinical data collection, and biocompatibility and safety testing, and I'm very proud of the ENDRA team. We look forward to working with the FDA throughout the review process to achieve our goal of an FDA clearance allowing for commercialization in the U.S. this year," concluded Michelon.
While the FDA conducts its regulatory review, which typically takes several months, the ENDRA team will focus on executing key components of its European commercialization plan, including establishing clinical evaluation reference sites and initiating sales in the second half of the year.
About ENDRA Life Sciences Inc.
ENDRA Life Sciences is the pioneer of Thermo Acoustic Enhanced UltraSound (TAEUS®), a ground-breaking technology being developed to visualize tissue like an MRI, but at 1/50th of the cost, at the point of patient care. TAEUS is designed to work in concert with existing ultrasound systems. TAEUS is initially focused on the measurement of fat in the liver, as a means to assess and monitor Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) and inflammation (NASH), chronic liver conditions that affect over 1 billion people globally, and for which there are no practical diagnostic tools. Beyond the liver, ENDRA is exploring several other clinical applications of TAEUS, including visualization of tissue temperature during energy-based surgical procedures. www.endrainc.com
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