October 25, 2017 – Award-winning technology provides comprehensive 360º imaging, eliminates need for receiver equipment during the examination
Saratoga, Calif. USA – Oct 25, 2017 – Today Silicon Valley-based CapsoVision, Inc. announced CE Mark approval for their innovative CapsoCam Plus® System in patients ages 2 and above. It is the only wire-free capsule endoscopy system on the market that provides a full 360° panoramic lateral image of the small bowel mucosa. Currently in the US, CapsoCam Plus is indicated only in adults.
“Gastroenterologists and patients have told us that CapsoCam Plus provided them with comfort and convenience compared to other capsule endoscopy systems,” CapsoVision President Johnny Wang said. “Since CapsoCam Plus does not require patients to wear a data recorder like with ordinary capsule endoscopes, these benefits are even more pronounced for use with younger patients and their caregivers.”
The incidence of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in pediatric patients worldwide is on the rise, particularly in Europe. According to a recent report commissioned by United European Gastroenterology (UEG), childhood onset of IBD now accounts for 20-30% of all IBD cases.1 Capsule endoscopy is one of the tools that pediatric gastroenterologists use to identify abnormalities of the small bowel in children that may lead to an IBD diagnosis.
Dr. Salvatore Oliva, pediatric gastroenterologist at the Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, will discuss the use of CapsoCam Plus in patients ages 2 and above at the United European Gastroenterology Week (UEGW) in Barcelona on October 31, 2017 at both the CapsoVision exhibit booth and at a Panel Presentation later in the evening. More information can be found at CapsoVision.com/events.
1Paediatric Digestive Health Across Europe: Early Nutrition, Liver Disease and Inflammatory Bowel Disease. United European Gastroenterology (UEG) EU Affairs. May 2016. https://www.ueg.eu/epaper/UEG_Paediatric_Digestive_Health_Report/index.html