• EndoChoice Acquires German Scope Manufacturer
    ALPHARETTA, Ga.—EndoChoice, Inc., a platform-technology company focused on gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, announced today that it has acquired RMS Endoskopie-Technik, an endoscope manufacturer headquartered in Elmshorn, Germany, near Hamburg. ...More
    January 9, 2013 Posted in News
  • Two Esophageal-Diagnostics Companies Merge
    SUFFERN, N.Y.―Two companies that offer diagnostic systems that can help prevent cancer by detecting pre-cancerous cells announced their merger today. ...More
    January 9, 2013 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • EndoChoice Merges with Israel's Peer Medical
    ALPHARETTA, Ga. and CAESAREA, Israel—EndoChoice, Inc., a platform-technology company focused on gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, announced today that it will merge with Peer Medical Ltd., a privately held Israeli company that develops endoscopy technology. The ...More
    January 4, 2013 Posted in News
  • ECRI Institute: Facility Health Equals Patient Health
    PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa.—Patient safety issues extend far beyond tending the patient at bedside and include maintenance issues of healthcare facilities, the ECRI Institute announced in a news release. Patient safety includes the pipes, wiring, walls, floors, and even the ...More
    December 17, 2012 Posted in News
  • China Approves Endoscopy Device from Mauna Kea
    PARIS—Mauna Kea Technologies, which develops optical biopsy products, announced today that one of its products, Cellvizio, has received State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) approval in China, one of the fastest growing, largest medical-device markets in the world. ...More
    December 13, 2012 Posted in News
  • Salix Donates $500,000 to ASGE's GI Training Center
    OAK BROOK, Ill.—The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) Foundation has received a donation of $500,000 from Salix Pharmaceuticals to ASGE’s IT&T Capital Campaign, a fundraising project to construct a new facility that will provide cutting-edge ...More
    December 6, 2012 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • EndoChoice Awarded GI Contract with HealthTrust
    ALPHARETTA, Ga.―EndoChoice, Inc., this month received a group purchasing agreement with HealthTrust for endoscope care, cleaning and protection accessories. Included in this award are EndoChoice’s Compliance EndoKit; CinchPad; SafeStart bedside clean kit; Koala cleaning ...More
    December 3, 2012 Posted in News
  • Enzymatic Cleaners from A-Z
    Endoscopy encompasses a wide range of procedures that require very specific types of scopes. More than 30 unique scopes are needed for these procedures, which means the instructions for reprocessing are very different and can make the cleaning process confusing, time ...More
    November 20, 2012 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • STERIS Acquires Two Surgical Repair Companies
    MENTOR, Ohio—STERIS Corporation announced today the purchase of two privately owned businesses: Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp (Spectrum) and Total Repair Express (TRE), providers of surgical instrument repair services and instrument care products to hospitals and ...More
    October 16, 2012 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • New System Allows Surgery Through Dime-Sized Hole
    CENTER VALLEY, Pa.—Olympus this month announced the availability of a surgical system that allows surgeons to remove the gallbladder through the belly button using a single incision of only 12-15mm in size. This one-of-a-kind system, developed over a five-year period, will ...More
    October 3, 2012 Posted in News, Procedures