The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared Given Imaging’s next-generation video capsule, called PillCam SB 3.
The 11 mm x 26 mm video capsule is helpful in detecting small bowel abnormalities related to Crohn’s disease, obscure gastrointestinal bleeding and iron deficiency anemia. It features an imaging device and light source that can transmit two to six images per second.
Weighing less than four grams, PillCam SB 3 will be available in the US in the fourth quarter of 2013.
Given Imaging president and CEO Homi Shamir said that PillCam SB has had a significant impact on patient care in the US and across the globe.
"We believe PillCam SB 3 will both enhance the clinical experience for our large base of existing US customers and expand the market for this product among new physicians who have not been performing PillCam procedures," Shamir added.