Boston Scientific Captivator

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Boston Scientific recently launched the Captivator EMR Device for Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR), a minimally invasive alternative to an esophagectomy, a surgical procedure that removes part of the esophagus in upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract cases. EMR enables staging and removal of precancerous tissue and early esophageal cancer in the upper GI tract during an endoscopic outpatient procedure. A common precursor to esophageal cancer is Barrett’s Esophagus, which is a complication of acid reflux disease that causes abnormal changes to the lining of the esophagus.

“As a leader in GI endoscopic devices, this launch complements our existing product offering for lower GI EMR procedures, and expands our portfolio into the growing upper GI EMR segment ,” said David Pierce, senior vice president and president, Endoscopy, Boston Scientific. “The Captivator EMR Device provides physicians and patients with an important new option for staging and treating early esophageal neoplasia and cancer.”

The Captivator EMR Device provides physicians with a 360 degree unobstructed peripheral view for more complete visualization of the diseased area when performing resections. And unlike other EMR devices, accessory devices such as the Boston Scientific Resolution™ Clip and Interject™ Needle can be used with the device during the procedure to manage potential complications quickly. The Captivator EMR Device is also currently the only EMR device that includes a pathology kit to provide added convenience for endoscopists and pathologists.

“The Captivator EMR Device provides improved endoscopic visualization, so the resection can be better directed to the area of interest,” said Dr. Jacques Bergman, professor of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy at University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and lead investigator of the global registry. “The enhanced view, along with easy passage of accessory devices and the ability to use compatible hemostatic devices to manage potential bleeding and complications may enable a safer endoscopic resection.”

About Boston Scientific
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For Further Information
More on the gastrointestinal endoscope market in the U.S. can be found in the report published by iData entitled U.S. Market for Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Devices. This report covers the U.S. market segments for gastrointestinal endoscopic devices, capsule endoscopy, virtual colonoscopy, stenting and dilation devices, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography devices, biopsy forceps, polypectomy snares, fine aspiration needles, specimen and foreign-body removal devices, hemostasis devices, anti-reflux devices, enteral feeding devices, and Barret’s esophagus ablation devices.

The iData series on the market for gastrointestinal endoscopic devices covers the U.S., Brazil, China, Canada, India, Japan, and 15 countries in Europe. Full reports also provide a comprehensive analysis including units sold, procedure numbers, market value, forecasts, as well as detailed competitive market shares and analysis of major players’ success strategies in each market and segment.

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