FUJIFILM UNVEILS ADVANCED THERAPEUTIC DOUBLE BALLOON ENDOSCOPE

New endoscope further advances on “gold-standard” of small bowel enteroscopy – and goes beyond.

Wayne, NJ, March 11, 2016 The Endoscopy Division of FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc., today announced an addition to its pioneering Double Balloon Endoscopy (DBE) technology portfolio: the new high-resolution Double Balloon Endoscope (EN-580T) featuring a larger working channel (3.2mm) and advanced visualization technologies (new high-resolution Super CCD), with improved operability (redesigned and repositioned balloon air feed inlet).

“At Fujifilm, we deliver innovative solutions that help improve patient outcomes and practice workflow for GI professionals,” said Keiichi Nagata, president, Endoscopy Division of FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc.  “In the realm of interventional endoscopy, the new therapeutic double balloon endoscope is a major step forward and will take gastrointestinal endoscopy to an exciting new level.

The small intestine is one of the most difficult areas in patient anatomy to access in GI endoscopy. Fujifilm DBE is an established procedure that allows observation of the entire digestive tract, while simultaneously assisting in tissue acquisition and treatment measures.  The new therapeutic DBE endoscope is engineered to unlock access to difficult to reach pathways within the digestive tract.

DBE exemplifies diagnostic and therapeutic innovation in deep enteroscopy and continues to evolve as a solution beyond the small bowel. We see physicians in practice using Fujifilm DBE in difficult pathways such as surgically altered anatomy and difficult-to-intubate large intestine,” said Kaz Maenosono, senior director of Marketing and Product Management, Endoscopy Division of FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc.With our latest advancements in DBE, Fujifilm endeavors to be instrumental in the treatment of small bowel disorders and beyond.

To explore the comprehensive portfolio of Fujifilm’s Double Balloon Endoscopy solutions, please visit: www.fujifilmendoscopy.com

About Fujifilm

FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. is a leading provider of diagnostic imaging products and medical informatics solutions to meet the needs of healthcare facilities today and well into the future. From an unrivaled selection of digital x-ray systems, to the Synapse® brand of PACS, RIS and cardiovascular products, to advanced women’s health imaging systems, Fujifilm has products that are ideal for any size imaging environment. The Endoscopy Division of FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. supplies high quality, technologically advanced endoscopes to the medical market. The TeraMedica Division delivers healthcare informatics, and is the leading provider of vendor neutral, enterprise-wide solutions for unrestricted medical image management. FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. is headquartered in Stamford, CT. For more information please visit http://www.fujifilmhealthcare.com and www.fujifilmendoscopy.com.  

 

FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including: healthcare, with medical systems, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics; graphic systems; highly functional materials, such as flat panel display materials; optical devices, such as broadcast and cinema lenses; digital imaging; and document products. These are based on a vast portfolio of chemical, mechanical, optical, electronic, software and production technologies.  In the year ended March 31, 2015, the company had global revenues of $20.8 billion, at an exchange rate of 120 yen to the dollar. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit: www.fujifilmholdings.com.

 

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Lauren Geloso

Fujifilm

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