The diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy company will now sell CapsoVision capsule endoscopy solutions CapsoCam Plus® and CapsoCloud™ across the country
SARATOGA, Calif. – June 4, 2018 – Today Silicon Valley medical device innovator CapsoVision, Inc. announced a distribution partnership with PENTAX Medical to sell CapsoCam Plus®, the only capsule endoscope that includes four cameras and offers 360° panoramic lateral imaging of the small bowel. PENTAX Medical will also offer customers CapsoCloud™, the only cloud-based capsule endoscopy EMR system on the market.
PENTAX Medical currently sells a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy products including flexible GI endoscopes, but this will be the first time it will provide customers with a capsule endoscopy system. PENTAX Medical will offer CapsoCam Plus and CapsoCloud through their direct sales force and a network of sub-distributors across the U.S., while CapsoVision will continue to maintain distribution networks outside the U.S.
“With CapsoVision’s innovative capsule technology and PENTAX Medical’s vast sales resources, this is a tremendous opportunity to substantially grow our CapsoCam Plus and CapsoCloud business,” said Doug Atkinson, Vice President of U.S. and International Sales at CapsoVision. “Once PENTAX Medical customers see the advantages of CapsoCam Plus and CapsoCloud over other capsule endoscope systems clinically, operationally and financially, they will want to offer it to their patients with small bowel GI disorders.”
“Our commitment at PENTAX Medical is to provide our customers with solutions that help improve clinical outcomes and enhance the patient experience while more efficiently managing healthcare costs. The CapsoCam Plus capsule endoscopy system addresses all three,” said David Woods, President and CEO of PENTAX Medical, Americas. “We are excited about this collaboration and our ability to place this important innovation in the hands of the GI endoscopist.”
Along with 360° panoramic lateral imaging of the small bowel, CapsoCam Plus is the only capsule endoscopy system that does not require patients to wear expensive receiver equipment. Patients simply ingest the CapsoCam Plus capsule in their physician’s office, go home and return to their normal activities while the exam data is captured. Unlike other capsule endoscopy systems, there is no capital equipment to purchase or maintain.
“One of the biggest advantages of CapsoCam Plus is the streamlined workflow,” said Dr. Ian Storch, Gastroenterologist at Gastroenterology Consultants of Long Island in New Hyde Park, NY. “I can use the capsules on any day and not worry whether my recorders are in use.”
CapsoCloud allows physicians to extract data from the CapsoCam Plus capsule without the need to process the capsule after patient ingestion. The service is HIPAA-compliant, secure and gives physicians quick, easy access to patient exam data.
The CapsoCam Plus video capsule system is intended for the visualization of the small bowel mucosa in adults. It may be used as a tool in the detection of abnormalities of the small bowel.
About CapsoVision, Inc.
CapsoVision, Inc. is a global medical device innovator located in Silicon Valley. A privately-held company with out-of-the-box thinking and top-notch talent, CapsoVision’s mission is to empower physicians and patients with innovative technologies that improve diagnostic confidence and clinical outcomes. CapsoVision currently offers the CapsoCam Plus capsule endoscopy system in over 70 countries. Visit CapsoVision.com for more information.
About PENTAX Medical
PENTAX Medical is a division of Hoya Group. Its mission is to improve the standard of patient care and enhance patients’ and providers’ experience by providing the best endoscopic products and services with a focus on QUALITY, CLINICALLY RELEVANT INNOVATION, and SIMPLICITY. Through leading-edge R&D and manufacturing, PENTAX Medical provides endoscopy solutions to the global medical community. Headquartered in Japan, PENTAX Medical has a worldwide focus and presence with R&D, regional sales, service, and in-country facilities around the globe. PENTAX Medical employees represent the diverse countries where they do business, allowing us to provide innovative solutions tailored to meet local needs. For more information, visit PENTAXMedical.com/US.