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Ellipse Technologies Inc., an Irvine medical device maker, said the Food and Drug Administration recently gave it marketing clearance for a pair of its products.
The most recent approval came for Magec, a device used to treat early onset scoliosis, or a spine curvature found in children. Ellipse said that Magec serves as a less-painful alternative to growing rods that are implanted in children 10 years of age or younger.
Regulators’ clearance of Magec followed approval in late February for Ellipse’s Precice 2, a device that is used to correct limb inequality caused by things such as post-traumatic fractures.
Ellipse is privately held. Its founder, Michael Henson, is a longtime investor and entrepreneur in Orange County’s medical device industry.