A medical technology, services, and solutions company based in Dublin, Ireland, Medtronic Inc (MDT) stock was down -22.42% to $91.37 in the extended-hours session.
What the Company does.
Medtronic has helped millions of people relieve pain, improve their health, and extend their lives. More than 90,000 Medtronic employees across the globe serve doctors, hospitals, and patients in more than 150 countries. Aiming to take healthcare Further, Together, the company collaborates with stakeholders around the world.
What’s the News?
Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT), has announced that the first patient has enrolled in its ADAPT-PD study designed to assess the safety and efficacy of deep brain stimulation therapy for Parkinson’s disease (PD). The Percept PC device includes an investigational feature known as adaptive deep brain stimulation, which may be enabled if approved by the FDA. This study uses an investigational feature of brain stimulation to provide therapy, based on a patient’s clinical state, to manage Parkinson’s disease symptoms.
This randomized trial will occur across 12 sites at leading Movement Disorders research facilities in North America, Europe, and Canada. There will be 36 subjects assessed over 15 months.
As reported in the patient log, the primary outcome of ADAPT-PD contrasts regular continuous DBS (cDBS) to aDBS for hours of ‘On’ time without disrupting dyskinesias, a measure of treatment effectiveness versus side effects. In the analysis, eligible participants will receive cDBS at baseline, followed by a randomized blinded assessment of two distinct aDBS algorithms.
According to the Parkinson’s Foundation, over 10 million individuals live with Parkinson’s disease globally. Although the course of symptoms is identical, the various condition also varies from one patient to another. People with PD can experience trembling, slow motion (bradykinesia), limbs’ rigidity, and gait and balance problems.
So, what’s to blame for the drop in stock price? Honestly, it is hard to answer, other than “restless investors,” who are not impressed by the news.