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2014-04-24 08:35:11

Fastest, Most Compact System Frees Up Staff Time and Counter Space, and Can Prevent Human Error CENTER VALLEY, Pa., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Olympus, a global technology leader in delivering innovative diagnostic and therapeutic solutions for Medical and Surgical procedures, among other core businesses, announced today the launch of the fastest, most compact Automated Endoscope Leak Tester on the market, ALT-Pro - a system that prevents human error while enhancing efficiency in...

2013-04-30 23:38:36

A new study reports that flexible endoscopic treatment of Zenker's diverticulum by using a diverticuloscope offers a treatment modality with a very low complication rate. Zenker's diverticulum is an abnormal pouch in the upper part of the esophagus that causes difficulty swallowing and is most commonly found in older patients. Clinical remission was achieved over a single session of treatment in the majority of the cases. This study also demonstrated the long-term efficacy of the technique....

2011-08-18 11:16:00

Olympus' donation is the largest commitment to date for the new state-of-the-art GI Training Center Oak Brook, Ill., Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) Foundation has received a commitment of $1.5 million from Olympus, the largest pledge to date, for the ASGE's IT & T Capital Campaign, a fundraising project to construct a new facility that will provide cutting-edge technology and training capabilities to significantly...

2011-07-05 23:19:31

Patients with gastric tumours in their stomach will no longer have to suffer an eight-hour long surgery, but instead can look forward to a short day surgery which last a few minutes to an hour without the need for hospitalisation. This new procedure "“ the world's first flexible endoscopy robotic surgery in the stomach "“ was successfully performed on patients suffering from gastric tumours in India. The procedure was performed on a total of three patients, one patient per day...

2011-06-30 17:14:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Xlumena, Inc., a privately-held provider of innovative technology for the interventional endoscopist and endoscopic surgeon, announced today that it has received CE Mark approval for its NAVIX(TM) Access Device (NAVIX). The NAVIX is a multi-function system that enables exchange-free access, tract dilation and delivery of two guidewires during endoscopic pancreatic pseudocyst drainage. The NAVIX will join the AXIOS Stent and Delivery...

2011-05-05 14:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Xlumena, Inc., a privately-held provider of innovative technology for the interventional endoscopist and endoscopic surgeon, announced today that it has received CE Mark approval for its revolutionary AXIOS(TM) Stent and Delivery System (AXIOS). The AXIOS is the first stent designed for endoscopic ultrasound-guided translumenal therapy and is indicated for drainage of pancreatic pseudocysts. Having achieved this important milestone,...

2011-05-04 16:01:00

NATICK, Mass., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced several milestones in the adoption of its SpyGlass® Direct Visualization System since its worldwide launch in July 2007. The SpyGlass System guides visualization and accessory devices for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in the pancreatico-biliary system, including the hepatic ducts. It was developed to overcome limitations of traditional cholangioscopes and ERCP...

2010-10-13 14:46:16

Novel application of powder could eventually replace endoscopic surgical procedure A new material similar to that used by the U.S. Military to treat traumatic injuries is showing promise as the next novel treatment for bleeding ulcers, a condition that commonly affects up to 15 per cent of adults, according to Hong Kong physician Dr. James Lau. Dr. Lau is presenting his findings today on this world-first research at the 23rd International Course on Therapeutic Endoscopy. The course is a...

2010-04-28 08:00:00

VALHALLA, N.Y., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation announced that it has signed a five-year comprehensive joint research and development agreement on endoscopy-related products with one of the most prominent cancer prevention and treatment facilities in the United States, Fox Chase Cancer Center ("FCCC") *(1), located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Fujifilm has entered into this research & development partnership with FCCC to reinforce its efforts to develop...


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