Medtronic TYRX(TM) Neuro Absorbable Antibacterial Envelope now Available for Use with Implantable Neurostimulators
Dublin – October 7, 2015 – Medtronic plc today announced the first implants of the TYRX(TM) Absorbable Antibacterial Envelope with Medtronic Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) systems. The implants were conducted by Francisco Ponce, M.D., director, Barrow Center for Neuromodulation, at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix. Medtronic recently received FDA clearance for the TYRX Neuro Absorbable Antibacterial Envelope for use with implantable neurostimulators (INS), and the product is now commercially available across the United States as an option for use with all DBS systems. In the coming months, Medtronic also plans to make the TYRX Absorbable Antibacterial Envelope available as an option for use with implantable neurostimulators to treat chronic pain and bladder and bowel control disorders.
The TYRX Absorbable Antibacterial Envelope is a mesh envelope that securely holds an INS or cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED). It is designed to stabilize the device after implantation while releasing two antimicrobial agents, minocycline and rifampin, over a minimum of seven days to help prevent surgical-site infections, which are associated with substantial morbidity, mortality and cost.