The EF-800 features an external 4mm channel that can be employed to a diagnostic or therapeutic endoscope to allow the user deploy endoscopic accessories whose diameter exceeds the typical channel diameter of such endoscopes.

Crospon CEO John Dea said this general purpose channel may be used to deploy the company’s EndoFlip catheters into hard to access parts of the gastrointestinal tract like measurement of stomas in the stomach created during bariatric surgery procedures.

"Equally it will be useful for a variety of other endoscopic accessories including larger dilation catheters, graspers or imaging probes," Dea said.