Applaud Medical’s Kidney Stone Fragmenter Designated a Breakthrough Device

February 4, 2022

The FDA has designated Applaud Medical’s Acoustic Enhancer for breaking up kidney stones a breakthrough device.

Designed for use in conjunction with laser treatment, the device generates additional stone-fragmenting shockwaves when used during the laser procedure.

The Acoustic Enhancer is intended to treat kidney stones between 6 and 20 millimeters in diameter that are obstructing or deemed to present a significant risk of future obstruction. Such large kidney stones can place patients at risk of sepsis, chronic kidney disease, or end-stage renal disease.

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