Healthcare Industry News:  colonoscope 

Devices Gastroenterology

 News Release - November 8, 2006

Spirus Medical Launches Revolutionary System for Colonoscopy

STOUGHTON, Mass., Nov. 8 (HSMN NewsFeed) -- Spirus Medical, Inc. (http://www.spirusmed.com) has announced the launch of its Endo-Ease Advantage(TM) and Endo-Ease Vista(TM) products for colonoscopy. The two new products leverage the company's one-of-a-kind Endoluminal Advancement System (EAS(TM)), used in conjunction with a conventional colonoscope to aid advancement through the colon with the ease of rotation. The EAS system uses a soft spiral component fixed on an active, flexible overtube to facilitate a more efficient approach to colonoscopy.

Both Endo-Ease products attach easily onto a slim or pediatric colonoscope. Endo-Ease Advantage and Endo-Ease Vista can help move the colonoscope through the colon and also provide a conduit through which the scope can be advanced.

"The EAS is literally and figuratively revolutionary. Rotation with a spiral to advance instruments through tortuous bodily passageways makes more sense than trying to push your way through. Colonoscopists have been starving for simple, innovative solutions like the Endo-Ease Advantage and Vista to increase their treatment options," said Steve Tallarida, president and chairman of the board of Spirus Medical.

The shorter Endo-Ease Advantage is designed to aid advancement of a colonoscope through the tortuous sigmoid colon, where physicians often experience the most difficulty. Once the sigmoid colon has been traversed, the scope is unlocked from the device. The Endo-Ease Advantage then remains in place to stabilize the sigmoid colon while the scope is advanced traditionally through the rest of the colon to complete the procedure. The Endo-Ease Vista is a longer version designed to enable rotational advancement of the scope beyond the sigmoid colon. The Endo-Ease Vista also provides a stable conduit through which a colonoscope can be passed to complete a colonoscopy.

Spirus Medical, Inc., headquartered in Stoughton, Mass., was incubated and founded in 2005 by STD Med, Inc., a Stoughton-based manufacturer and developer of medical technologies. Spirus has developed a revolutionary Endoluminal Advancement System (EAS) for GI Endoscopy that represents a significant breakthrough by enabling gastroenterologists to perform flexible endoscopy procedures more efficiently. In addition, Spirus is developing other devices incorporating this same proprietary platform technology for use in urological and gynecological procedures.


Source: Spirus Medical

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