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Ethicon Endo-Surgery SEDASYS(R) System Receives Regulatory Approval in Canada and CE Mark in European Union
Date:5/3/2010

n an increased demand for colorectal screening, the screening rate remains well below the American Cancer Society's 2015 goal of 75 percent of the eligible population. Contributing factors to patient noncompliance with colonoscopy screening include fear of pain or discomfort and a previous unpleasant experience with an uncomfortable colonoscopy. Propofol (also known as DIPRIVAN®) is considered by physicians to be a preferred sedative for colonoscopies(iv) due to its rapid onset and quick, clear-headed recovery, which enables patients to promptly return to normal activities following a colonoscopy or EGD procedure. New technologies, such as the SEDASYS® System, may help improve patients' experience with colonoscopy and meet the needs of a growing senior population.

About the SEDASYS® System

The SEDASYS® System is the first computer-assisted personalized sedation (CAPS) system designed to provide minimal-to-moderate sedation with propofol. By integrating drug delivery and patient monitoring, the SEDASYS® System enables physician/nurse teams to deliver personalized sedation. It automatically detects and responds to signs of over-sedation (oxygen desaturation and low respiratory rate/apnea) by stopping or reducing delivery of propofol, increasing oxygen delivery and automatically instructing patients to take a deep breath. The System monitors and records patient vital signs and additional parameters, including oxygen saturation, respiratory rate, heart rate, blood pressure, end-tidal carbon dioxide and patient responsiveness. The device is currently an investigational device under review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and limited by U.S. law to investigational use only.

About Ethicon Endo-Surgery

Ethicon Endo-Surgery, a Johnson & Johnson company, develops and markets advanced medical de
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