FDA Approves Tusker Medical’s Ear Tube Delivery Device

November 26, 2019

The FDA granted Tusker Medical approval for its Tubes Under Local Anesthesia (Tula) system, a tympanostomy tube delivery device for treating recurrent ear infections, also known as otitis media.

The device is the first ear tube delivery system that can be used in young children using local anesthesia in the doctor’s office, enabling treatment without the use of general anesthesia, the agency said.

The system uses Tusker Medical’s ear tubes, its anesthetic Tymbion, and several devices used to deliver the ear tubes and anesthetic into the ear drum.

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