FDA grants clearance to duodenoscope with disposable elevator component

The first duodenoscope with a sterilized and disposable elevator component that reduces the number of parts in need of cleaning and disinfection between uses has received FDA clearance for marketing in the United States, according to an FDA press release.The device, the Pentax Medical Video ED34-i10T2, provides visualization and access to the upper gastrointestinal tract to treat bile duct disorders and upper GI problems, the release stated.As previously reported by Healio Gastroenterology and Liver Disease, the FDA recommended duodenoscope manufacturers and health care facilities transitionRead More

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