Proclaim 7 Elite, Implantable Pulse Generator, REF 3662, Rx only, STERILE EO || Product Usage: || The Proclaim implantable pulse generator (IPG) is an electronic device designed to be connected to one or more extensions or leads with up to 16 electrodes total. It is powered by a hermetically sealed battery within a titanium case and uses microelectronic circuitry to generate constant-current electrical stimulation. The IPG can deliver stimulation with a single program or with multiple programs. Each program can provide stimulation to a single anatomical area or to multiple areas. The IPG communicates wirelessly with system programmers and controllers, and IPGs are available in small and large sizes to accommodate different power needs.
“We are in constant communication with regulatory agencies and competent authorities worldwide which allows us to implement global recalls or in-country communication quickly and effectively,” Abbott, which now owns St. Jude Medical told ICIJ in a statement. In addition to sending global notices to physicians worldwide, we also make sure that product advisories are available online and classification of product recalls and product advisories are determined by global regulatory bodies which can impact the timing in any given country. MD companies follow varying regulations in different countries. In come countries software is not regulated so a recall in one country related to software would not be classified as a recall or field action in another. In addition, review cycles within the regulatory process can be different in each country which can impact communication and recall timing.