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*NEWS: Med-Device Startup Integrated Endoscopy Launches Pilot in U.S. and Internationally

A med-device startup that develops single-use endoscopes announced today that it’s started a pilot launch domestically and abroad.

Integrated Endoscopy, with HQ in Irvine, announced the news in a press release.

The domestic launch follows clearance from the FDA to market this endoscope, known as “Nuvis,” for use in arthroscopic surgical procedures in the U.S.. See related article on that here.

Nuvis is a battery-operated arthroscope designed to provide high-def visualization via a proprietary optical design, while directly addressing key safety and sterility issues associated with traditional, reusable arthroscopes.

The single-use nature of the tech provides surgeons with an “affordable way to eliminate bio-burden and risk of infection and disease transfer due to lapses in instrument reprocessing,” among other things, according to the company.

The company also claims its device eliminates the need for traditional light source and the associated heat and can be used on existing video systems.

As part of the startup’s global strategy, it has been working with a number of hospitals and surgeons around the world.

Among the early adopters globally are various centers located in the UK, France, India and Australia.

The global market opportunity exceeds $4 billion, according to Integrated Endoscopy. There are more than 16 million arthroscopic procedures worldwide.

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Deirdre Newman is a long-time journalist, who's covered OC startups for a few years.

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