Medical devices manufacturer Boston Scientific has launched a novel technology designed to enhance hemostatic clipping by offering physicians controlled rotation designed for more accurate clip placement.
The company will introduce the Resolution 360 Clip at the annual United European Gastroenterology Week (UEGW) in Vienna, Austria, and at the American College of Gastroenterology annual meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Hemostatic clipping is used is multiple endoscopy procedures of the upper and lower gastrointestinal (GI) tract to stop and help prevent bleeding associated with conditions, including peptic ulcers and polyps removed during a colonoscopy and diverticulosis of the colon.
The company designed the device by using a multi-wire braided catheter to allow healthcare professional to rotate in small and controlled movements in both clockwise and counterclockwise directions.
The design allows the clip to be guided to the target area and more accurately placed at the site of a GI bleed or a potential GI bleed.
Boston Scientific endoscopy president and senior vice president Art Butcher said: "We are always striving to improve our technology so that physicians have the tools they need to diagnose and treat gastrointestinal disease more easily and effectively.
“Building on the legacy Resolution Clip and its clinically proven technology, the expanded portfolio now offers physicians more hemostatic clipping options to consider in different clinical situations and patient anatomies."
Last month, Boston Scientific agreed to acquire US medical technology firm EndoChoice for about $210m.
Based in Atlanta of Georgia, EndoChoice is engaged in the development and commercialization of products and services for specialists to treat a wide range of gastrointestinal (GI) conditions.