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NeoGuide's New Colonoscopy System Addresses ‘Looping'

NeoGuide's New Colonoscopy System Addresses ‘Looping'

LOS GATOS, California—NeoGuide Systems, Inc.'s computer-assisted colonoscopy system has received FDA 501(k) marketing clearance. The company's NeoGuide Endoscopy System is designed to eliminate the "looping" that may occur when the advancing endoscope displaces the colon and stretches the surrounding tissue. The system is built of multiple segments that can be actively controlled. As the NeoGuide scope is inserted, the system automatically creates a 3-D map of the colon and directs these segments to follow the path taken by the tip. Results of a clinical study will be reported at Digestive Disease Week 2006.

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