Micro-X mobile X-ray system FDA cleared

Micro-X announced today that its Rover mobile X-ray product designed for military medical facilities received FDA 510(k) clearance.

Adelaide, Australia-based Micro-X said in a news release that it initially developed the Rover product under contract from the Australian Defense Department to offer digital medical X-ray imaging technology that was light enough for deployment in field medical facilities due to weight limits for standard equipment.

Rover, which weighs in at nearly 210 lb (95 kg), offers the high power needed for trauma imaging that is normally found in conventional technology more than five times as heavy, according to the company.

Micro-X intends to commercialize Rover in the U.S. through its direct sales channel, with focus centered on the U.S., Australia, the United Kingdom and other NATO countries with the addressable market size. The company also intends to pursue CE Mark approval over the next year so it can commercialize in Europe. Read more

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