Silicon Valley medical device innovator CapsoVision has entered into a distribution partnership with Pentax Canada to market the CapsoCam Plus system.
This is the only capsule endoscope that includes four cameras and offers 360° panoramic lateral imaging of the small bowel. CapsoCam Plus is also distributed by PENTAX Medical Company in the USA.
Under the terms of the agreement, PENTAX Medical will serve as the exclusive Canadian sales agent of the CapsoCam Plus® System, including CapsoAccess and CapsoView.
PENTAX Medical currently sells a complete line of video endoscopes for gastrointestinal diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy and the CapsoCam Plus product will provide their customers a non-invasive way to obtain 360° images of the small bowel.
CapsoVision US and international sales vice president Doug Atkinson said: “With CapsoVision’s innovative capsule technology and PENTAX Medical’s significant sales resources in Canada, this is a tremendous opportunity to substantially grow our CapsoCam Plus business.
“Once endoscopists in Canada realize the clinical, operational and financial advantages of CapsoCam Plus and CapsoCloud over other capsule endoscope systems, they will want to offer it to their patients to diagnose small bowel GI disorders.”
Pentax Canada president David Harrison said: “We are thrilled to introduce CapsoCam Plus to the Canadian market. This is a technology that is designed to assist clinicians with diagnosis and monitoring of small bowel disease and is a valuable addition to our HD colonoscope and video processor platform for GI Endoscopy.
“We are excited about this collaboration and our ability to place this important innovation in the hands of Canadian GI endoscopists.”
Along with 360° panoramic lateral imaging of the small bowel, CapsoCam Plus is the only capsule endoscopy system that does not require patients to wear expensive receiver equipment. Patients simply ingest the CapsoCam Plus capsule in their physician’s office, go home and return to their normal activities while the exam data is captured. Unlike other capsule endoscopy systems, there is no capital equipment to purchase or maintain. This is a significant cost saving for the hospitals and clinics.
Vancouver’s St. Paul’s Hospital gastroenterology UBC division head Dr Robert Enns said: “Our overall experience [with CapsoCam Plus] for the patient is excellent. There is no pain for this non-invasive test and it is very simple to perform.
“The 360° view has provided excellent diagnostic capability for small bowel disease.”
The CapsoCam Plus video capsule system is intended for the visualization of the small bowel mucosa in adults. It may be used as a tool in the detection of abnormalities of the small bowel.
Source: Company Press Release