DSM Biomedical and Ovesco Endoscopy have extended partnership and Ovesco has chosen to exclusively use Dyneema Purity fiber for the Over-The-Scope-Clipping (OTSC) system due to the material’s mechanical performance, biocompatibility, high strength, low elongation and high pliability.
With the partnership, DSM and Ovesco are creating treatment options for gastrointestinal hemorrhage and endoscopic digestive organ wall closure.
The FDA cleared OTSC system for flexible endoscopy, is a superelastic Nitinol device used for compression and approximation of tissues in the human digestive tract.
The OTSC clip is delivered by means of an applicator cap mounted to the tip of gastroscopes or colonoscopes.
OTSC, due to its smart material properties, delivers constant force at the implantation site enhancing the therapeutic effects of the clip.
The strength and pliability of Dyneema Purity fiber provides the high tension forces required to apply the super elastic Nitinol clips.