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US-based Olympus Medical Systems has launched its 510(k) cleared QuickClip Pro, a haemostasis clip developed for bleed control and defect closure during GI endoscopy procedures.

Compared with prior generation clip fixing devices, the QuickClip Pro combines superior rotational control to ensure precise placement along with the addition of open and close capabilities for easy repositioning.

QuickClip Pro clips have been designed to use with Olympus endoscopes in order to address the clipping needs for both upper and lower GI endoscopy.

The company said that the predictable performance of the clips, even in a fully angulated scope, ensures procedural efficiency.

The proprietary sheath and clip design reduces the risk for channel damage and minimises repair-related expenditures.

University of Colorado associate professor of Medicine Dr Norio Fukami said: "I have found the QuickClip Pro to be superior in some features to the other clips on the market.

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"QuickClip Pro clips have been designed to use with Olympus endoscopes in order to address the clipping needs for both upper and lower GI endoscopy."

"In a retroflexed scope position, it can be inserted and rotated smoothly, and it is strong enough to close large defects. Tissue approximation appears smooth with less slipping.

"Because the clip functions well in various scope positions, it would be ideal for complex cases and accessing difficult areas."

Specific advantages provided by the QuickClip Pro include quality of care, decrease costs and enhanced patient satisfaction.

Olympus America Endoscopy Division group vice-president Rick Harbuck said: "As the pioneer in endoscopic clipping, Olympus is committed to maximising the efficacy of mechanical haemostasis in GI endoscopy.

"By effectively delivering more precise control and placement, QuickClip Pro clips can help facilities meet the requirements of healthcare reform aimed at improving quality of care, decreasing costs and enhancing patient satisfaction."

Image: Olympus announced the commercial launch of QuickClip Pro. Photo: courtesy of PRNewsFoto/Olympus.