St. Jude Medical Yanks Brio Deep Brain Stimulator After 11 Malfunctions
Published: Mar 30, 2012
St. Jude Medical temporarily pulls its Brio deep brain stimulation device off the European market on the "fixable" issue of bodily fluids seeping into the device. St. Jude Medical (NYSE:STJ) temporarily pulled its Brio deep brain stimulation Parkinson's disease treatment off the market over a "fixable" issue related to bodily fluids seeping into the implanted device and interrupting therapy. The problem, which occurred in only 11 of the 400 Brio devices implanted so far, spurred a "Dear Doctor" letter, according to Leerink Swann analyst Rick Wise.