Organon Receives FDA Clearance for Technological Updates to the Jada® System, a Medical Device Intended to Control Postpartum Hemorrhage
October 11, 2021 7:30 am EDT
Postpartum hemorrhage is one of the most common complications of birthi
JERSEY CITY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Organon (NYSE: OGN), a global women’s health company, today announced clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the Special 510(k) for technological updates to the Jada® System, intended to provide control and treatment of abnormal postpartum uterine bleeding or hemorrhage when conservative management is warranted. The incidence of postpartum hemorrhage due to uterine atony has increased significantly in the United States during the past decade.ii The product updates include a new kit configuration with updated packaging, as well as a streamlined design to help improve the device’s ease of use.
“More options in the area of maternal health for healthcare providers and women are urgently needed, which was what motivated Organon’s early acquisition of JADA,” said Kevin Ali, Chief Executive Officer, Organon. “Postpartum hemorrhage continues to be one of the most common complications of childbirth and this recent FDA clearance supports our ability to continue providing healthcare providers this important option for treating women with abnormal postpartum bleeding.”
JADA became part of the Organon women’s health portfolio in June 2021, as part of the company’s first acquisition, continuing to build upon the company’s vision of a better and healthier every day for every woman around the world. Organon estimates this updated version of the Jada System should be available to customers in the United States in January 2022.
About the Jada® System
JADA is designed to apply low level vacuum to encourage normal contraction of the uterus to provide control and treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding or hemorrhage after childbirth. JADA was first cleared by the FDA in August 2020 based on results from the pivotal PEARLE IDE Study.iii The study showed that JADA helped control abnormal postpartum uterine bleeding and hemorrhage when conservative management is warranted with an acceptably demonstrated safety profile.
Please refer to the Jada System Instructions for Use for indications, warnings, precautions, and contraindications at tinyurl.com/JADAIFU2.
Organon (NYSE: OGN) is a global healthcare company formed through a spin-off from Merck, (NYSE: MRK) known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, to focus on improving the health of women throughout their lives. Here for her health, the company has a portfolio of more than 60 medicines and products across a range of therapeutic areas. Led by the reproductive health portfolio coupled with an expanding biosimilars business and stable franchise of established medicines, Organon’s products produce strong cash flows that will support investments in future growth opportunities in women’s health, including business development like recently acquired Alydia Health, a medical device company focused on postpartum hemorrhage. In addition, Organon is pursuing opportunities to collaborate with biopharmaceutical innovators looking to commercialize their products by leveraging its scale and presence in fast growing international markets.
Organon has a global footprint with significant scale and geographic reach, world-class commercial capabilities, and approximately 9,000 employees with headquarters located in Jersey City, New Jersey.
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ii Bateman, Brian T et al. “Patterns of Second-Line Uterotonic Use in a Large Sample of Hospitalizations for Childbirth in the United States: 2007–2011.”Anesthesia & Analgesia. 119(6):1344-1349, December 2014
iii D'Alton ME,et al.. National Library of Medicine. (September 17, 2017-March 25, 2020). Safety and Effectiveness of the Jada System in Treating Primary Postpartum Hemorrhage (PEARLE). Identifier: NCT02883673. https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02883673