SMART Medical Systems Receives FDA Clearance for Its G-EYE Colonoscope
SMART Medical Systems Ltd., a developer and manufacturer of innovative endoscopy products, announced that the FDA issued 510(k) clearance for its product, the G-EYE Colonoscope.
The G-EYE colonoscope is a standard colonoscope which SMART remanufactures by installing its proprietary G-EYE balloon on the distal bending section of the colonoscope. During colonoscopy, the G-EYE colonoscope is inserted in the standard technique, with the balloon deflated. Once the colon is intubated and prior to withdrawal, the balloon is inflated to engage the colon lumen. Withdrawal of the G-EYE Colonoscope through the colon with the balloon moderately inflated centralizes the image of the colon lumen, flattens colonic folds, and reduces the amount of bowel slippage, thereby assisting in controlling the colonoscope's field of view and positioning. In published clinical studies comparing adenoma detection rate of G-EYE colonoscopy to that of standard colonoscopy, G-EYE colonoscopy demonstrated substantial increase in the detection of cancerous polyps which are the precursors of colon cancer (GIE 2019; 89: 545-553; and Endoscopy 2015; 47: 238–244).
Under the current FDA clearance, the G-EYE colonoscope will be available based on selected 510(k) cleared colonoscopes of OLYMPUS (8 models) and PENTAX Medical (3 models). SMART is currently preparing its 510(k) submission for the FUJIFILM brand.
"We are excited to have the G-EYE colonoscope available for American patients, doctors and endoscopy practices, and are proud of taking part in the global effort to provide advanced technologies for colonoscopy", said Brian Cochrane, CCO, US subsidiary of SMART. "We are now initiating our launch of the G-EYE colonoscope in the US market, aiming to make it available to clinical collaborators and customers".
"This FDA clearance is a cornerstone for our company", said Gadi Terliuc, CEO, SMART. "This important milestone, adding to our recently-formed strategic partnership with FUJIFILM, is part of our evolution as a meaningful provider of enabling endoscopy products".
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