CENTER VALLEY, Pa., Feb. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Olympus, a global technology leader in designing and delivering innovative solutions for endoscopic and surgical procedures, among other core businesses, announced today an exclusive U.S. distribution agreement with Endo-Therapeutics, Inc. for SwirlNet, a therapeutic device used for endoscopic foreign body retrieval. SwirlNet aids in the retrieval of food bolus impactions, foreign bodies and excised tissue, such as polyps. With the addition of SwirlNet, Olympus continues to offer one of the most diversified portfolios for foreign body retrieval.
Foreign bodies lodged in the gastrointestinal tract, such as marbles, coins, dice, buttons or batteries, can be clinically challenging to retrieve. SwirlNet's rotatable handle with one-to-one net rotation allows physicians to access foreign bodies in difficult anatomical locations, and its deep mesh pouch makes foreign body retrieval safe. SwirlNet comes in multiple widths and lengths and is designed for multiple uses throughout a procedure.
Also within the Olympus Foreign Body Retrieval portfolio is the eSuction distal cap device for the retrieval of food bolus impactions. Through the exclusive agreement with Endo-Therapeutics, Inc., Olympus is the U.S. distributor for both eSuction and SwirlNet. eSuction may aid in reducing procedural time by providing a combination device that limits the need for device exchange.
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"Our EndoTherapy line continues to grow and is one of the most exciting of the Olympus businesses today," said Kurt Heine, Group Vice President at Olympus America Inc. "We are pleased to be working with Endo-Therapeutics, Inc. to distribute the SwirlNet and eSuction devices, important additions to our robust Foreign Body Retrieval product line. These are critical devices for our customers and their patients."
SwirlNet and eSuction are now available to customers.
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