FDA Grants 510(k) Clearance to GI View’s Aer-O-Scope Disposable Colonoscope System with Therapeutic Access

September 20, 2016

GI View has received FDA 510(k) clearance for a colonoscope device that is disposable, self-propelled, joystick-controlled and easy-to-use. The device now allows for therapeutic access to take biopsies or perform polypectomies.

The Aer-O-Scope utilizes a soft multi-lumen tube to reduce pressure on the colon wall. The tube is also hydrophilic, meaning the friction between bowel and scope is reduced by more than 90 percent.

More than 690,000 people worldwide die from colorectal cancer annually. — Cynthia Jessup

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