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iTind Device Receives FDA de Novo Classification Order for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: A Non-Surgical Treatment Device

The iTind device was developed by the Israeli-based medical device manufacturer Medi-Tate.

New FDA Guidance and Labeling Changes Affecting PneumoLiner, the Only 510(k)-Cleared Containment Device Reports Olympus

The updated guidance from the Food and Drug Administration mandates that laparoscopic power morcellation in gynecological procedures be conducted with an approved containment device. When taken together with the updated labeling for 510(k) of the PneumoLiner, and an FDA safety update entitled "The FDA recommends performing contained morcellation in women when laparoscopic morcellation is appropriate," the agency is now offering a cohesive and succinct guidance for future use of laparoscopic power morcellation. PneumoLiner, made by Advanced Surgical Concepts (ASC) and exclusively distributed by Olympus, remains the only containment device 510(k)-cleared for use during power morcellation.

Olympus Now the Exclusive Distributor of the RocaFlow Pump and Tubing Sets

Olympus will distribute the RocaFlow Double Chamber Pump System and Tubing Sets for use in urology procedures including ureteroscopy for kidney stones and trans-urethral resection of the prostate.

Endobronchial Valve Clinical Trial Results Published in “Blue Journal,” The American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

For patients with the progressive disability of severe emphysema, improved lung function and quality of life have been seen with lung volume reduction surgery. However, eligibility for such invasive surgery is contingent upon the patient's overall health status and pattern of emphysema, leaving the vast majority of patients ineligible. Less invasive measures are therefore needed. 

Spiration® Valve System for the Endobronchial Treatment of Severe Emphysema Launched by Olympus

1/22/19: A novel, minimally invasive therapy blocks airflow to the diseased part of the lung and is shown to improve lung function and quality of life.

Olympus Introduces EZ Shot 3 Plus 25 G EUS Needle with Enhanced Maneuverability

9/13/18: "I have been very impressed with the maneuverability of the EZ Shot 3 Plus line," said Dr. Allan P. Weston, MD, FACG, Digestive Health Center of the Four States.

Olympus Launches the DualKnife J, an ESD Electrosurgical Knife That Shortens Procedure Time

5/30/18: "DualKnife J allows us to further innovative ESD procedures as part of an overall value-based care initiative, providing more minimally invasive procedures to patients so they may reap the benefits that come with avoiding more invasive forms of surgery," said Dr. Sergey V. Kantsevoy, MD, PhD, Director of Therapeutic Endoscopy, Mercy Medical Center.

Olympus Adds HANAROSTENT to EndoTherapy Portfolio through Exclusive Distribution Agreement

5/21/18: The partnership with M.I. Tech brings strategic roll-out of globally recognized medical products to the U.S. market.