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EMcision Announces 510(k) Clearance of the Habib EndoHPB, its Novel Bipolar RF Device for the Palliation of Biliary and Pancreatic Tumours
Date:7/14/2009

EMcision Ltd. today announced clearance for marketing by the United States Food and Drug Administration (K083292) of its Habib™ EndoHPB device for the palliation of biliary and pancreatic tumours.

London (PRWEB) July 14, 2009 -- EMcision Ltd. today announced clearance for marketing by the United States Food and Drug Administration (K083292) of its Habib™ EndoHPB device for the palliation of biliary and pancreatic tumours.

The Habib™ EndoHPB is an endoscopic bipolar radiofrequency (RF) catheter that allows for:

1) Destruction of biliary tumours prior to stent insertion: Currently, endoscopic plastic stents become clogged by sludge or by tumour pressure narrowing the stent lumen, necessitating regular changing of the stent. Use of the Habib™ EndoHPB prior to stent insertion improves the stent patency by delaying tumour growth.

2) Clearance of obstructed metal stents: Self-expanding mesh metal stents (SEMS), which have longer patency and lower occlusion rates, are still subject to obstructive tumour in-growth. Since SEMS cannot be removed, the Habib™ EndoHPB can be used to ablate the occluding tissue.

"The EndoHPB significantly improves on the procedure for patients suffering from malignant biliary obstruction," stated EMcision's CEO, the internationally renowned surgeon, Professor Nagy Habib. "I am particularly excited about the EndoHPB's application in clearing obstructed metal stents, which represents a real innovation. As a surgeon, I prefer simple and elegant systems and I believe we have achieved that with the EndoHPB. Interventional radiologists and endoscopists who use it tell us they like its convenience and efficacy, and administrators look kindly on the fact that no capital expenditure is required."

The Habib™ EndoHPB is inserted by the interventional radiologist in cases of hilar cholangioc
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