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Cook Medical parent company sells subsidiary for $950M
The parent company of Cook Medical, which operates an endoscopy division in Winston-Salem, has sold one of its subsidiary companies for $950 million. Cook Group announced Tuesday that it is selling Cook Pharmica, a privately held, biologics-focused contract development and manufacturing organization, to Somerset, N.J.-based Catalent for $750 million cash at closing and the remainder in four annual installments. The Winston-Salem facility, whic h focuses on medical device manufacturing, is wholly… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Rebecca Troyer Source Type: news

Standards for Upper GI Endoscopy Released Standards for Upper GI Endoscopy Released
The BSG and AUGIS jointly released recommendations to improve the quality of upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and reduce the risk for missed early cancerous lesions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Pentax Medical wins CE Mark for DEC duodenoscope
Hoya‘s Pentax Medical said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its DEC duodenoscope featuring a disposable elevator cup. The Tokyo-based company said the new device features a combination of advanced cleaning capabilities and improved infection prevention controls to ensure a more reliable performance. The new device also features improved high definition video quality. The DEC’s single-use, sterile, distal end cap was designed to reduce the likelihood of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae infections which have been linked to duodenoscope devices. “The new DEC Duodensocope is...
Source: Mass Device - September 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Hoya Corp. Pentax Medical Source Type: news

Boston Scientific touts 3-year Alair follow-up study results
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) today released 3-year follow-up cohort results from the post-FDA approved PAS2 clinical trial of its Alair system designed for bronchial thermoplasty to treat severe persistent asthma, touting reduced severe asthma attacks, hospitalizations and ER visits. Results from the trial were recently published in the European Respiratory Journal, the Marlborough, Mass.-based company said. The PAS2 trial is an open-label study which enrolled patients at 27 North American centers, with 95% of the recruited patients considered severe asthmatics. Boston Scientific said that data from the cohort co...
Source: Mass Device - September 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Respiratory Boston Scientific Source Type: news

Medtronic launches StealthStation ENT surgical navigation system
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today it launched its StealthStation ENT surgical navigation system designed for otolaryngology procedures. The StealthStation ENT works by generating an electromagnetic field around the target patients’ anatomy during surgery so instrument positioning can be dynamically tracked, the Fridley, Minn.-based company said. “The intraoperative use of computer-aided surgery is very helpful to assist the surgeon in clarifying complex anatomy during sinus and skull base surgery. It provides an added level of assurance and may allow for a more thorough sinus procedure,” Dr. Joseph Rav...
Source: Mass Device - September 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Surgical Medtronic Source Type: news

Single photons pinpoint objects inside living tissue
Laser-based technique could improve endoscopy (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - September 12, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Edwin Cartlidge Source Type: news

Boston Scientific starts production at Malaysian plant
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) this week launched operations at its Penang, Malaysia-based facilities, the medical device giant’s 1st Asian manufacturing facility, according to a report from The Edge Financial Daily. The 375,000 square foot facility, located in Batu Kawan Industrial Park in Penang, will undergo an official opening ceremony next February, according to the report. Boston Scientific has plans to add as many as 400 new local jobs at the facility over the next 2 years. The plant is designed to produce both cardiovascular and endoscopy products, with plans to expand into urology products in 2018, accord...
Source: Mass Device - September 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Boston Scientific Source Type: news

Duodenal Biopsies in Celiac Disease: Adhering to Guidance? Duodenal Biopsies in Celiac Disease: Adhering to Guidance?
Guidelines recommend taking at least four duodenal biopsy specimens at the time of upper GI endoscopy if celiac disease is suspected, but this study indicates some centers are falling short.BMJ Open Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Antibe Therapeutics Approved to Conduct Phase II Trial for ATB-346
Antibe Therapeutics has announced that it has received approval from Health Canada to initiate a Phase 2, double-blind, gastrointestinal endoscopy trial for its lead drug ATB-346. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - August 30, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Position Statement: Serrated Polyps in the Colon and Rectum Position Statement: Serrated Polyps in the Colon and Rectum
The British Society of Gastroenterology Endoscopy section presents a position statement providing clinical guidance on management of serrated polyps in the colon and rectum.Gut (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Cantel Medical closes $61m BHT buyout
Cantel Medical (NYSE:CMN) said today that it closed its $60.8 million acquisition of German endoscope reprocessor BHT Hygienetechnik Holding. Gersthofen, Germany-based BHT, which employs about 100 people, put up sales of abut $24.5 million last year, according to Little Falls, N.J.-based Cantel. “Establishing leadership in our international markets is a key component of our strategy and this milestone will help us achieve this goal. The addition of BHT Group will enable us to become the market leader in automated endoscope reprocessors in Germany. We’re excited to combine BHT’s expertise an...
Source: Mass Device - August 23, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Mergers & Acquisitions Wall Street Beat Cantel Medical Corp. Source Type: news

Britain's Creo Receives Speedy FDA Approval for Its Endoscopic Device Britain's Creo Receives Speedy FDA Approval for Its Endoscopic Device
Britain's Creo Medical Group said its device to remove cancerous lesions in the bowel during an endoscopy had received U.S. approval much quicker than it planned, shaking up a timetable that had been focused on a European launch.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Britain's Creo receives speedy FDA approval for its endoscopic device
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Creo Medical Group said its device to remove cancerous lesions in the bowel during an endoscopy had received U.S. approval much quicker than it planned, shaking up a timetable that had been focused on a European launch. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: August 11, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Xtant Medical’s 510(k) extension to Varian Medical’s distribution deal, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth a mention. 1. FDA extends Xtant Medical’s 510(k) for Calix C spinal implant Xtant Medical announced in an Aug. 9 press release that the FDA has cleared its product line extensions for the Calix-C cervical inter body cages. The clearance allows for two larger footprints to be added for use with allograft. The Calix-C Cervical Interbody Spacer is designed for spinal fusion procedures at level one in patients who are skeletally m...
Source: Mass Device - August 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Oncology Regulatory/Compliance Spinal Surgical Apifix Cardiac Science Hip Innovation Life Spine Inc. MedTech Pentax Medical Varian Medical Systems Xtant M Source Type: news

August GIE studies show promising results for patients with endoscopic treatments
(American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy) The August issue of GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), features a study reporting that a simpler procedure for collecting biopsy specimens during various procedures can improve patient care, and a study showing how a relatively new procedure, POEM, has been adapted to help an additional set of patients with gastroparesis, a troubling stomach problem. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 3, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Surveillance Endoscopy in Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer Surveillance Endoscopy in Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer
Regular surveillance endoscopy may have value for patients with a family history of hereditary diffuse gastric cancer (HDGC), according to research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - August 1, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Cantel Medical to buy BHT Group for $60m
Cantel Medical (NYSE:CMN) said today it inked a definitive agreement to purchase German endoscope reprocessor BHT Hygienetechnik Holding for $60.8 million. BHT Group has approximately 100 employees and provides automated endoscope reprocessing alongside related equipment, services and flexible endoscope repairs, Little Falls N.J.-based Cantel Medical said. Over the past year, BHT Group reported revenues of $24.5 million. “Establishing leadership in our international markets is a key component of our strategy and this milestone will help us achieve this goal. The addition of BHT Group will enable us to become the...
Source: Mass Device - July 31, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Cantel Medical Corp. Source Type: news

Cogentix Medical buys UK-based Genesis Medical
Cogentix Medical (NSDQ:CGNT) said today it acquired London-based Genesis Medical for an undisclosed amount. Genesis Medical produces, sells and markets urology products in the U.K. and operated as the exclusive regional distributor for Cogentix’s PrimeSight endoscopy systems. Cogentix said it purchased all tangible assets of Genesis, and will pay up to an additional $671,560 (GBP £515,000) based on revenue milestones through March 2019. “The purchase of Genesis Medical is our second business development transaction this month and follows our announcement last week of an Endo-Urology product line laun...
Source: Mass Device - July 26, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Urology Cogentix Medical Source Type: news

Banks Receives American Gastroenterological Association ’s Mentoring Award
Peter Banks, MD, of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy, was honored with the 2017 Research Mentor Award from the Pancreatic Disorders Section of the American Gastroenterological Association at their annual meeting in May in Ch (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - July 25, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Allurion raises $27m in Series C for Elipse gastric balloon
Allurion Technologies said today it raised $27 million in a Series C round of funding to support its Elipse gastric balloon designed for weight loss. Allurion’s Elipse gastric balloon is made of a thin, flexible polymer film and is ingested as a capsule without the need for surgery. The balloon is filled once it reaches a patient’s stomach to reduce hunger, and passes naturally through the GI tract after 4 months. “The procedureless nature of the Elipse Balloon is a step forward in the field of weight loss devices. In my practice, there is an unmet need for weight loss options that do not require sur...
Source: Mass Device - July 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Weight loss Allurion Technologies Source Type: news

Pentax Medical, Aohua ink JV endoscopy deal
Hoya‘s Pentax Medical said today it inked a joint venture deal with Shanghai Aohua Photoelectricity to develop flexible medical endoscopy products. The new JV company will look to offer endoscopy solutions with an initial focus on “needs of emerging markets,” according to Tokyo-based Pentax. “With Pentax Medical as our partner, this joint venture provides Aohua with the immediate opportunity to reach more patients throughout the world,” Aohua CEO Dr. Xiaozhou Gu said in a prepared statement. “We have been committed to developing innovative technology, and our employees&rsq...
Source: Mass Device - July 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Hoya Corp. Pentax shanghaiaohuaphotoelectricity Source Type: news

PENTAX Medical and Aohua Establish Flexible Medical Endoscopy Joint Venture
TOKYO and SHANGHAI, July 6, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- On July the 7th 2017 Tokyo time, PENTAX Medical (a division of HOYA Group) and Shanghai Aohua Photoelectricity Endoscope Co., Ltd. (AOHUA) today announced the creation of a join... Devices, Gastroenterology PENTAX Medical, HOYA Group, Aohua, endoscopy, flexible endoscopy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 7, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Balloon, Spiral Endoscopy Similarly Effective for Small Bowel Diagnosis Balloon, Spiral Endoscopy Similarly Effective for Small Bowel Diagnosis
Balloon enteroscopy and spiral endoscopy are equally effective for diagnosing small bowel disorders, according to a new systematic review and meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 5, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Halyard Health taps former Acelity head Woody for CEO | Personnel Moves July 5, 2017
Halyard Health (NYSE:HYH) said late last month it tapped former Acelity prez & CEO Joseph Woody as its new chief executive officer, replacing a retiring Robert Abernathy. Woody will also assume a seat on the board of directors, with former CEO Abernathy continuing on as board chair, the Alpharetta, Ga.-based company said. “On behalf of the board and Halyard employees, we are grateful for Robert’s dedicated leadership these past three plus years. During his tenure, Robert re-established Halyard’s innovative culture and positioned the company for future growth. Halyard is successfully executing its...
Source: Mass Device - July 5, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Acelity Cardiovascular Systems Inc. Conventus Orthopaedics depuysynthes Halyard Health IsoRay johnsonandjohnson Lumicell Merck nevro Olympus personnel-moves Raumedic Sanofi-Aventis SOLOS Endoscopy Inc. Source Type: news

Hashemi Earns American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Innovation Grant
Nikroo Hashemi, MD, MPH, of the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy, was awarded a grant from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases ’ (AASLD) Innovation Fund for her project, “Effect of Smartphone Remote Monitor (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - June 26, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

S & S Plastics teams with StarMed on endoscopy bottle top
S&S Plastics has partnered with StarMed to develop a new endoscopy bottle top designed to reduce cross-contamination during gastroenterological investigations, according to a Medical Plastics News report. The device, designed by StarMed, is intended to keep endoscopes lenses clean and ensure a proper diagnosis and reduce procedure times. Read the whole story at our sister site, Medical Design & Outsourcing The post S&S Plastics teams with StarMed on endoscopy bottle top appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - June 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Endoscopic / Arthroscopic S&Splastics starmed Source Type: news

Fast-track endoscopy training 'too short for non-technical skills'
A fast-track NHS programme for nurses and other practitioners to become non-medical endoscopists equips trainees with the required technical skills, but does not provide enough time for developing in other areas such as clinical decision-making, an evaluation of the scheme has indicated. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Fast-track endoscopy programme 'too short for non-technical skills'
A fast-track NHS programme for nurses and other practitioners to become non-medical endoscopists equips trainees with the required technical skills, but does not provide enough time for developing clinical decision-making, an evaluation of the scheme has indicated. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Task Force presents new ranking of colorectal cancer screening tests
(American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy) In its latest recommendations, the US Multi-Society Task Force (MSTF) on Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Screening confirms that people at average risk should be screened beginning at age 50, and recommends colonoscopy and fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) as the " first tier " screening tests for this group. Screening continues to be a first line of defense against CRC, as it can detect pre-cancerous growths as well as cancer, which is highly treatable if caught early. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Clinical and endoscopic findings of children hospitalized in Qa'em Hospital of Mashhad due to caustic ingestion (2011-2013) - Sabzevari A, Maamouri G, Kiani MA, Saeidi M, Kianifar H, Jafari SA, Ahanchian H, Jarahi L, Roudi E, Sharafkhani M.
INTRODUCTION: One of the leading causes of damage to the gastrointestinal tract in children is caustic ingestion which is sometimes life-threatening. The most reliable way to study the severity and extent of damage is endoscopy, which can be harmless in te... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

American Medical Group picks up controlling interest in Solos Endoscopy
Solos Endoscopy said last Friday that the American Medical Group has acquired a controlling interest in the company from Solos’ president, Bob Segersten. The Boston-based company said that, in connection with the acquisition of shares, American Medical Group prez Dom Gatto will join Solos Endoscopy’s board of directors. “I believe that American Medical Group LLC is the needed change necessary to increase the value of our company for our shareholders and provide for future growth opportunities. It is with complete confidence that we feel this move will lead to a new future for the company and increased sal...
Source: Mass Device - June 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Mergers & Acquisitions SOLOS Endoscopy Inc. Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for June 9, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Stryker leaves ex-reps out of it in poaching suit against Zimmer Biomet Stryker this week argued that the lawsuit it leveled against Zimmer Biomet this spring, accusing its orthopedics rival of poaching sales reps, doesn’...
Source: Mass Device - June 9, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Boston Scientific to drop $19m on Irish endoscopy R & D center
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) is reportedly set to put some $19 million (€17 million) into an R&D center for its endoscopy products in Galway, Ireland. The Marlborough, Mass.-based company yesterday cut the ribbon on its RoadRunner facility, at a site it opened in 1994 that already employs 3,000 workers, according to news reports. The idea is to bring in about 300 physicians each year to provide feedback for engineers designing stents for the bowel or biliary tract. “Through the RoadRunner facility, our engineers will gather real-time feedback from international clinicians,” vice presiden...
Source: Mass Device - June 9, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Research & Development Boston Scientific Source Type: news

Boston Scientific ’ s post-approval Alair study shows long-term asthma improvement
Patients treated with the Alair device made by Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) showed long-term improvement in controlling their asthma, according to a post-approval study released today at the annual meeting of the American Thoracic Society in Washington. The Alair bronchial thermoplasty treatment uses a bronchoscope to deliver radiofrequency energy to reduce the amount of excess smooth muscle tissue in the airways. Boston acquired the technology when it paid $194 million in cash for Asthmatx in 2010, shortly after that company won 510(k) clearance from the FDA for Alair. The deal also included some $250 million in pote...
Source: Mass Device - May 24, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Clinical Trials Respiratory Wall Street Beat Boston Scientific Source Type: news

More Data on Balloon-in-a-Pill Show Almost 15% Weight Loss More Data on Balloon-in-a-Pill Show Almost 15% Weight Loss
More results were reported with a novel intragastric balloon that can be swallowed without endoscopy or anesthesia and that spontaneously disintegrates and is excreted.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Swallowable gastric balloon could help with weight loss
Conclusion This research investigated whether treatment with a swallowable gastric balloon is a safe and effective option to help obese people lose weight. Overall, the study found the gastric balloon led to weight loss when used alongside a low calorie diet, with a mean weight loss of 15.2kg by the end of the 16-week treatment period. However, the rate of weight loss declined after 12 weeks of treatment, before going up again in the last month with the introduction of a very low calorie diet. This is an interesting piece of research, but it has a number of limitations. This is a very small study, and the findings would...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Obesity Source Type: news

The Growing Importance of Nonoperating Room Anesthesia Care The Growing Importance of Nonoperating Room Anesthesia Care
Anesthesiologists are increasingly being called upon to provide anesthesia outside the OR, such as in the MRI or endoscopy suite or cath lab. Are guidelines and training lagging behind?Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Video Capsule Endoscopy Proves Useful in PJS Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome carries increased risk for bowel neoplasia (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - May 10, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Backing Off Surveillance for Barrett's Esophagus Possible Backing Off Surveillance for Barrett's Esophagus Possible
For patients with nondysplastic Barrett's esophagus findings on two or more consecutive endoscopies, it might be possible to increase the surveillance interval or stop altogether, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 9, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Cook Medical launches Acrobat 2 wire guide
Cook Medical said yesterday it launched the next-gen Acrobat 2 calibrated tip wire guide. The Acrobat 2 is designed to provide greater tip flexibility to aid in ductal navigation, the Bloomington, Ind.-based company said. “We’re very excited to launch the Acrobat 2 wire guide. We’ve engineered the Acrobat 2 wire guide to give you the optimal combination of tip flexibility and pushability whether you are facing a routine ERCP or a complex procedure. The Acrobat 2 wire guide gives you the tool you need for reliable access to deliver therapy throughout the biliary and pancreatic ducts,” Cook Medic...
Source: Mass Device - May 9, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Catheters Cook Medical Source Type: news

Role of early endoscopic evaluation in decreasing morbidity, mortality, and cost after caustic ingestion: a retrospective nationwide database analysis - Abbas A, Brar TS, Zori A, Estores DS.
Caustic substance ingestion (CSI) is a serious medical problem with potentially devastating short- and long-term consequences. Early upper gastrointestinal endoscopy (EaEn) is recommended to evaluate the extent of injury and guide management but there has ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Upper endoscopy
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - May 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Genetic markers may predict which HCV, cirrhosis patients improve with treatment
This study was presented at Digestive Disease Week ® (DDW) 2017, the largest international gathering of physicians, researchers and academics in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 6, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Crospon wins FDA 510(k) for next-gen Endoflip system
Endoscopic diagnostic company Crospon said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its next-gen Endoflip system with Flip topography module, designed to allow clinicians to assess patient motility disorders during endoscopy. The newly cleared Endoflip 2.0 system includes imaging software that displays esophageal contractility patterns in real time on a touch screen display, the Ireland-based company said. “This clearance represents a significant milestone for our organization as we can now offer physicians an additional tool that can be used during endoscopy, along with other diagnostic methods, to evaluate patients wi...
Source: Mass Device - May 5, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Crospon Source Type: news

ASGE highlighted sessions at Digestive Disease Week
(American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy) Don't miss these American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) programs at Digestive Disease Week. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 5, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Video: Endoscopy
This video shows how your doctor can view your esophagus, stomach and part of your duodenum using a fiber-optic endoscope. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - May 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Olympus Extends Portfolio of EndoTherapy Solutions at DDW
New Sphincterotomes, New ESD Knife Add to Market-Leading Endoscopic Therapeutic Device Line, Leveraging the Value of Olympus Capital Equipment CENTER VALLEY, Pa., May 4, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Olympus, a global technology lea... Devices, Gastroenterology, Product Launch Olympus, endoscopy, SB Knife, sphincterotome, CleverCut3V (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 4, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mobile unsedated transnasal endoscopy cost saving
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - May 1, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news