OVERDRIVE™ BATTERY TECHNOLOGY

At the core of InterStim™ Micro is Medtronic Overdrive™ battery technology, a non-traditional lithium-ion battery.
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THE SCIENCE  BEHIND THE TECHNOLOGY

Medtronic Overdrive™ battery technology has replaced graphite in traditional lithium ion with a chemical called lithium titanate. This key evolution in our technology helps reduce  the biggest drawbacks of traditional lithium-ion batteries for Medtronic implantable devices, which include battery fade, over-discharge, and slower recharging times.

NOT ALL BATTERIES

ARE CREATED EQUAL

Watch Jeff Dahn, PhD, a pioneer in lithium-ion battery research, discuss the unique advantages of Medtronic Overdrive™ battery technology for neurostimulation devices. 

Summarizing 10 Years of Overdrive™ Battery Technology Testing

Comparing Overdrive™ Battery Technology to Traditional Lithium-ion Batteries

Jeff Dahn Reacts to Overdrive Data

Watch Jeff Dahn's reaction to Overdrive battery technology data.
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The Unique Advantages of Overdrive™ Battery Technology

ZERO BATTERY FADE

AT 15 YEARS*

When batteries go from fully charged to empty to recharged again – it’s called a charge cycle. With each new charge cycle and as the battery ages, traditional lithium-ion batteries experience diminished battery capacity. Patients, as a result, may experience inconsistencies in recharging frequency  over the lifetime of their SNM device. 

With Medtronic’s proprietary Overdrive™ battery technology, the data is clear – battery capacity isn’t impacted by charging cycles or time. At 15 years, Overdrive™ battery technology shows nearly zero capacity fade.* We have over a decade of actual data, under applicable conditions that gives us confidence in this performance.

Line graphic showing that over 15 years, Overdrive technology battery capacity remains steady at nearly 100%.

A Decade of Data Showing Nearly Zero Capacity Fade*

NO RISK OF BATTERY DAMAGE

IF OVERDISCHARGED

Traditional lithium-ion batteries can experience permanent damage due to internal deterioration when the battery undergoes overdischarge. This happens when patients forget to charge their device or turn it off for an extended period of time. The result of this phenomenon is significant and permanent loss of battery capacity. 

Unlike traditional lithium-ion batteries, Medtronic proprietary Overdrive™ battery technology with lithium titanate, operates in a different electrochemical potential window and eliminates this deterioration when overdischarged. Your patients can expect that their battery will not undergo any damage or permanent loss of capacity if overdischarge occurs.

Line graph showing that Overdrive technology relies on lithium titante, which sits at a higher point in the electrochemical scale.

Overdrive™ Battery Technology Uses Lithium Titanate Which Eliminates the Risk of Deterioration When Overdischarged

RAPID RECHARGING 

CAPABILITIES

Medtronic Overdrive™ battery technology is flexible enough to meet any patient's charging routine whether that is 4 minutes each day, 20 minutes once a week, or less than an hour if it needs a full charge. Your patients will spend less time charging and more time living a life without limits. This fast recharge performance also doesn't change over the entire device lifetime.

Graphic showing that Overdrive battery technology recharges from 0 to 100% in 60 minutes.

WHAT YOUR PEERS ARE SAYING ABOUT OVERDRIVE™ TECHNOLOGY

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“This is one of the advantages we see with Medtronic — you have the track record.”

Sohier Elneil, M.D., Urogynaecologist

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“I’m going to worry less about my patients.”

Dean Elterman, M.D., Urologist 

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“The perfect battery for the imperfect patient in the imperfect world!"

Howard Goldman, M.D., Urologist

MEET  INTERSTIM™ MICRO

The smallest rechargeable implantable neurostimulator for treating bladder and bowel control problems.

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The most common adverse events experienced during clinical studies include pain at implant sites, new pain, lead migration, infection, technical or device problems, adverse change in bowel or voiding function, and undesirable stimulation or sensations. Any of these may require additional surgery or cause return of symptoms.

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Under standard therapy settings.

Under standard patient therapy settings and appropriate recharger placement.

Based on appropriate recharger placement