Approval strengthens supply chain and reduces manufacturing costs for consumable component used with Viveve's Cryogen-cooled Monopolar Radiofrequency technology
ENGLEWOOD, CO / ACCESSWIRE / December 3, 2020 / Viveve Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIVE), a medical technology company focused on women's intimate health, today announced 510(k) clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanding manufacturing capacity for its consumable treatment tips used with the Company's Cryogen-cooled Monopolar Radiofrequency (CMRF) technology. Expanded manufacturing capacity will help Viveve continually meet market demand while reducing manufacturing costs.
"We are pleased that the FDA has approved the expansion of our consumable treatment tip manufacturing capabilities. In addition to significant reductions in tip manufacturing costs, the expansion strengthens our supply chain, reduces manufacturing risk, and positions us to support increases in treatment tip demand and utilization," said Scott Durbin, Viveve's chief executive officer. "Reducing costs and increasing operational and commercial efficiency are key initiatives as we continue to support our customers and prepare to launch our pivotal PURSUIT trial for improvement of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in the U.S. in the near future."
Viveve Medical, Inc. is a medical technology company focused on women's intimate health. Viveve is committed to advancing new solutions to improve women's overall well-being and quality of life. The internationally patented Viveve® System incorporates CMRF technology to uniformly deliver volumetric heating while gently cooling surface tissue to generate neocollagenesis in a single in-office session. In the United States, the Viveve® System is cleared by the FDA for use in general surgical procedures for electrocoagulation and hemostasis. International regulatory approvals and clearances have been received for vaginal laxity and/or improvement in sexual function indications in more than 50 countries.
Viveve continues to advance its clinical development program in SUI. The positive topline results reported from the 3-arm feasibility study and the preclinical study outcomes are intended to support the pivotal PURSUIT trial initiation and strengthen its potential to achieve its primary efficacy endpoint. Viveve received FDA approval of its IDE application to conduct the multicenter, randomized, double-blinded, sham-controlled PURSUIT trial for improvement of SUI in women in July 2020 and Agency approval of requested amendments to the IDE protocol in December 2020.
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