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The Changing Face of GI Endoscopy

Executive Summary

The medical device market for gastrointestinal diseases is significant, particularly the GI endoscopy product segment. As the second largest segment of the worldwide endoscopy market, GI endoscopy product sales were more than $1.4 billion in 2004 and are projected to reach more than $3 billion by 2010. Advances in GI diagnostics and screening technologies are helping to drive this market, including new endoscopic technologies designed to improve diagnostic sensitivity, patient comfort, and procedural efficiency.

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Business & Technology Briefs (10/2007)

New spine company Globus raises $110 million from Clarus Ventures; Medco Health Solutions acquires PolyMedica Corp. for $1.5 billion; Olympus' long-awaited capsule endoscope receives US regulatory clearance; Concentric Medical launches another iteration of its Merci Retriever for ischemic stroke.

Business & Technology Briefs (10/2007)

New spine company Globus raises $110 million from Clarus Ventures; Medco Health Solutions acquires PolyMedica Corp. for $1.5 billion; Olympus' long-awaited capsule endoscope receives US regulatory clearance; Concentric Medical launches another iteration of its Merci Retriever for ischemic stroke.

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