Sept. 04--Shares of Stereotaxis rose 14 percent after receiving approval from the Food and Drug Administration for one of its cardiac instruments used by physicians.
Shares of Stereotaxis rose 39 cents to close at $3.24.
The FDA approved the Vdrive robotic navigation system with V-Loop variable loop catheter manipulator after the St. Louis-based medical technology company submitted an 510(k) premarket notification with the regulator in March. The equipment currently is in use in Europe.
Last year the company received approval for its first Vdrive product, the V-Sono ICE catheter manipulator, according to a statement from the company.
"This is another key step in our efforts to bring our full suite of Vdrive products to market in the U.S.," said William C. Mills, Stereotaxis Chief Executive, said in a statement.
Samantha Liss is a business reporter at the Post-Dispatch. Follow her on Twitter @samanthann and the business section @postdispatchbiz.
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