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Sedationless Colonoscopy Option May Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening Compliance
Date:10/1/2013

l on the East Coast, these survey results confirm that there is a clear need for a single-use colonoscope that might enable screening to be done without sedation. In a 2009 clinical study, sedation was required in less than 5% of all cases performed with invendoscopy.[ii]  By providing a gentler colonoscopy option, we can address sedation-related barriers to compliance and ensure patients are appropriately screened for colorectal cancer."

The survey was conducted by Guidepoint Global, an independent research firm, among 100 internal medicine and primary care physicians treating patients in New York City or Providence who regularly refer patients for screening colonoscopy.

About the invendoscopy™ system

The invendoscope™ SC20 has several features new to the field of colonoscopy:

  • it is a single-use colonoscope with a working channel
  • it is not pushed or pulled, but uses a computer-assisted ("robotic") gentle drive technology
  • all endoscopic functions are performed using a handheld device and
  • it reduces forces on the colon wall

About invendo medical - www.invendo-medical.com
Based in New York, U.S.A. and Kissing (near Munich), Germany, invendo medical is a leading developer of disposable endoscopy products in the field of gastroenterology that are hygienically safe and employ "robotic" computer-assisted, gentle advancement technology.

[i] American Cancer Society. Colorectal Cancer Facts & Figures. Available at http://www.cancer.org/research/cancerfactsstatistics/colorectal-cancer-facts-figures. Last accessed September 30, 2013.

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