FDA clears first single-use, disposable duodenoscope

The FDA on Friday authorized marketing of Boston Scientific’s EXALT Model D Single-Use Duodenoscope, the first fully disposable version of the device that allows physicians to view the upper gastrointestinal tract, according to an FDA news release.The EXALT is designed for use on a single patient to avoid the need for cleaning and sterilization required for devices intended to be reused for multiple patients, which should reduce the potential for spreading infection among patients, according to the FDA.“The availability of a fully disposable duodenoscope represents another majorRead More

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