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Applaud Medical wins FDA breakthrough device designation for urinary stone device


Applaud Medical Inc. has secured breakthrough device designation from the FDA for its acoustic enhancer technology to be used in conjunction with ureteroscopy with laser lithotripsy (URS-LL) for the fragmentation of calcium-based urinary stones. The San Francisco-based company is currently enrolling subjects in an FDA-approved pivotal trial evaluating the technology’s safety and efficacy.