Check-Cap’s C-Scan capsule gains CE Mark approval

Check-Cap has received CE Mark approval for the C-Scan system, an ingestible capsule for preparation-free, colorectal cancer screening. The system offers an alternative to current colon cancer screening methods that require laxative preparation and invasive endoscopic procedures. This platform consists of a fully autonomous system that utilises an ingestible, ultra-low dose X-ray capsule combined with a state of the art wireless tracking system, enabling generation of structural information on the lumen of the colon.

FDA approves CleanCision wound retraction and protection system

The FDA has cleared Prescient Surgical’s CleanCision wound retraction and protection system for commercialisation in the US. Developed by surgeons and infection control experts, CleanCision is a new class of advanced technology designed to fight and defend against the most pervasive sources of surgical infection. Utilising active cleansing technology, CleanCision combines wound protection and irrigation into an intuitive and easy-to-use retraction system that actively, consistently, and continuously clears harmful bacteria that may invade the incision during surgery.

Let Squat Easy take the strain from constipation

For people who suffer from constipation, it can be debilitating and significantly impact their quality of life - from a reluctance to attend social functions, hobbies and going to work, to going shopping or to the theatre - as well as living with chronic pain and bloating. Constipation is far more common than most people believe with one in seven of the UK population and up to one in every three children suffering from constipation at any one time1.

FDA approves Medrobotics’ Flex System for colorectal procedures

Medrobotics has received FDA regulatory clearance to market the Flex Robotic System for colorectal procedures in the US. According to the company, it is the first and only company to offer minimally invasive, steerable and shapeable robotic products for colorectal procedures in the US. The Flex Robotic System is the world’s first robotic surgical platform to offer Scarfree access to hard-to-reach anatomy in otolaryngology and colorectal procedures. This provides surgeons treatment options that may not be possible with straight, rigid instruments.

Ethicon launches Echeleon Flex GST System (45mm) in Europe for complex surgeries

Ethicon has launched its Echeleon Flex GST System (45mm) across Europe, building on the success of the Echelon Flex 60mm Powered Plus Stapler with Gripping Surface Technology (GST). The Echeleon Flex GST System now offers both 45mm and 60mm endocutters with reloads, which is of mounting importance as more complex surgeries are being performed through minimally invasive approaches.

FDA approves da Vinci X Surgical System

Intuitive Surgical has announced that its new da Vinci X Surgical System has received FDA clearance in the US. The da Vinci X System will provide surgeons and hospitals with access to some of the most advanced robotic-assisted surgery technology at a lower cost. FDA clearance of the da Vinci X System follows CE Mark, which was announced in April.

Ethicon launches Echelon Flex GST System for colorectal procedures in the US

Ethicon has launched the Echelon Flex GST (Gripping Surface Technology) 45mm System in the US, the system is designed to control tissue movement in colorectal and thoracic surgery, and enable surgeons to transect as they intend, even in the most challenging tissue conditions. The Echelon Flex GST System is available in two lengths, 60mm and 45mm.

FDA approves Ethicon’s Echelon Circular Powered Stapler

Ethicon has received approval from the FDA for its Echelon Circular Powered Stapler, designed to reduce anastomotic complications in colorectal, gastric and thoracic cancer surgeries. The circular anastomosis is one of the most critical steps in cancer surgery and has a high risk for complications. Complications can include leaks and bleeding which can require reoperation. Ethicon has designed the device in an effort to make measurable clinical and cost-of-care improvements for healthcare providers and patients globally.

Ethicon launches Enseal X1 Large Jaw Tissue Sealer

Ethicon has launched the Enseal X1 Large Jaw Tissue Sealer, the first in a new generation of Enseal devices. The Enseal X1 Large Jaw Tissue Sealer has shown better sealing than LigaSure Impact through less bleeding, less thermal spread and better ergonomics, the company claims. Furthermore, the company stated that the device is a demonstration of its commitment to improving the surgeon experience and is designed to meet the demands of open procedures such as colectomies and hysterectomies.