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Biotronik’s newest pacemakers approved for MRI use

29th July 2015

Biotronik has announced that its two latest generations of pacemakers have been approved for three-tesla magnetic resonance imagery (MRI) scanning with an exclusion zone.

All single and dual-chamber ProMRI models of Eluna 8, Epyra 8/6 Etrinsa 8/6 and Evia, Entovis, Estella, Ecuro are now CE Mark approved for this purpose, as are the Setrox, Solia, Siello and Safio leads and the dual-chamber system of Siello/Solia JT 45.

It means Biotronik is now the only company offering both implantable cardioverter-defibrillators and pacemakers approved for 3T scans, meaning it has the world's largest portfolio of ProMRI devices.

At present, around 20 to 30 percent of all MRI scanners installed worldwide are 3T devices, with sales of the technology growing three times faster than those of 1.5T scanners.

Manuel Ortega, senior vice-president of Biotronik, said: "Our continued effort to gain MRI approval for all our devices and leads demonstrates Biotronik's commitment to serving patients and physicians."

Since the launch of the ProMRI Eluna pacemaker system in March 2015, 60 percent of pacing devices sold by the company have been equipped with ProMRI technology.ADNFCR-8000103-ID-801795884-ADNFCR

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