Transforming endoscopy with the first and only single-use duodenoscope cleared by the FDA

“We’re going to see a complete change in the field of healthcare, in how endoscopy is done.” Dr. Dunkin, VP of medical affairs for the Endoscopy division at Boston Scientific.

As medical procedures and technologies become more complex, so too does the challenge of developing single-use devices that achieve the level of sophistication and performance that physicians expect.

Duodenoscopes are used during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) procedures to examine the pancreatic and bile ducts and treat severe, often life-threatening conditions. According to a study mandated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), up to one in twenty duodenoscopes can be contaminated with disease-causing pathogens. Cleaning these complex devices between ERCP procedures requires a series of up to 100 individual steps and is vulnerable to error. The FDA is urging healthcare facilities to adopt new technologies that make reprocessing safer, easier, or unnecessary. 

The EXALTTM Model D, the world’s first and only single-use duodenoscope cleared by the FDA, eliminates the need for reprocessing and repairs, and supports physicians in their mission to deliver the highest quality patient care.

Hear from Dr. Brian Dunkin, VP of medical affairs for the Endoscopy division at Boston Scientific, about why he believes we’re at the forefront of a transformative time for the field of endoscopy.

Learn more about EXALT here.

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