Integrated Endoscopy initiates worldwide pilot launch of single-use arthroscope

Integrated Endoscopy, a medical device company pioneering the development of high-definition, low-cost single-use endoscopes for the arthroscopic surgery market, today announced it has begun the international pilot launch of its NUVIS single-use arthroscope technology via placement in centers of medical excellence around the world. News of the international roll out comes on the heels of Integrated Endoscopy’s clearance from the ...

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Fujifilm unveiled eight new endoscopes at ACG 2019

FUJIFILM Medical Systems USA Inc.- Endoscopy, a division of the Fujifilm Healthcare portfolio, will unveiled eight new endoscopes as well as exhibit its comprehensive suite of endoscopic imaging solutions at the American College of Gastroenterology’s Annual Meeting (ACG). The event took place October 27-29 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX. ED-580XT Duodenoscope: The ED-580XT Duodenoscope features a removable ...

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Hospital disinfectants struggling to kill C. diff bacteria colonies

The deadly and notoriously stubborn superbug, Clostridioides difficile (C. diff), is putting up a winning fight against hospital-grade disinfectants meant to kill it, according to results of a new study published in the Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy journal of the American Society for Microbiology. The C. diff bacterium causes inflammation of the colon with symptoms ranging from diarrhea to life-threatening sepsis and is most common among ...

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New findings on gut microbiome’s interactions with GI diseases

A study from the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) offers new insight on how the gut bacteria of dogs interact with a healthy vs. unhealthy GI tract, which could contribute to the development of new therapies for GI diseases in both dogs and humans. In a study published on Oct. 31 in PLOS ONE, Amanda Blake, a doctoral ...

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FDA clears GI Scientific’s ScopeSeal single-use disposable endoscopic shield

GI Scientific, LLC, a developer of transformative innovations for gastrointestinal disease, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared its ScopeSeal Duodenoscope Protective Device, an endoscopic shield for protecting the distal end of a duodenoscope from contamination during ERCP procedures. ScopeSeal  is a single-use disposable infection control device that preserves duodenoscope optics and other key functionality while sealing the ...

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