GI View Ltd., developer of advanced GI screening systems, announced that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for the new Aer-O-Scope® Colonoscope System, a disposable, self-propelled, joystickcontrolled, easy-to-use colonoscope system, now with therapeutic access. The new
system has two working channels that enable therapeutic access using standard tools, such as snares and forceps, to take biopsies or perform polypectomies.
The Aer-O-Scope is the first colonoscope to provide a 360° omni-directional visualization of the colon to detect polyps behind folds. There is also no risk of contamination or disease transmission between patients from the device as it is to be used only once and then disposed. The Aer-O-Scope employs a soft multi-lumen tube designed to significantly reduce pressure on the colon wall, which in turn, increases
patient safety. The tube is also hydrophilic, which reduces the friction between bowel and scope by more than 90%. Patient safety and comfort as well as physician ease of use are further maximized by the system’s self-propelled intubation, created using balloons and low pressure CO2 gas. As the system is joystick controlled it is also extremely simple to
operate and requires minimal training. Like all colonoscopes, the Aer-O-Scope provides insufflation, irrigation and suction.
Source: GI View Ltd