Spirus Medical Inc. received regulatory approval for its Endo-Ease product line from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.
The Stoughton, Mass.-based company’s endoscopy platform features novel “over-tubes” that use a spiral design utilizing simple rotation to facilitate enteroscopy, colonoscopy and ileoscopy, according to the company.
The Endo-Ease "endoluminal advancement system" is well suited for the Japanese endoscopy marketplace, which emphasizes in-hospital treatment, according to Spirus.
"We anticipate that the clinical benefits of the Endo-Ease will prove to be highly appealing to health care providers and their patients throughout Japan,” COO Robert Ailinger said in prepared remarks. The platform has several gastroenterology applications and additional treatments in development in other markets, according to the company.
Tokyo-based medical device supplier Century Medical Inc. will sell and market the products in Japan for Spirus.