Germany-based invendo medical has secured CE mark for its sterile and single-use colonoscope, invendoscope SC200.
Forming a part of the company’s new invendoscopy E200 System, the invendoscope SC200 addressess the main challenge of gastrointestinal endoscopy which is the complex reprocessing of endoscopes and thereby reduce patient’s vulnerability to cross-contamination.
invendo medical CEO Timo Hercegfi said: "Our revolutionary technology uniquely addresses the significant challenges associated with the cleaning and disinfecting of traditional reusable endoscopes by providing an ergonomically advanced endoscope that offers both sterility and single use.
"The CE Mark is a significant accomplishment for our company, which enables us to provide endoscopists in Europe with a more advanced technology to perform colonoscopies and a system that enhances patient safety over current devices."
The ready-to-use colonoscope can be manually inserted, it has an insertion length of 170cm.
Its camera uses CMOS imaging chip and three white-light LEDs as a light source for imaging purpose and its robotically-assisted deflecting tip enables the device to bend at an angle of 180° in all directions.
The conventional bending radius of the colonoscope allows retroflection in various colon segments to check for polyps behind colonic folds.
Its 3.1mm working channel enables its interaction with standard endotherapy instruments.
The colonoscope is based on invendo’s proprietary diagnostic mode for convenient tip circulation which improves the effective field-of-view.
The invendoscope SC200 supports standard functions like rinsing, flushing, suction and insufflation with a separate water jet port used for the increasingly popular water immersion or water exchange methods.