Capsule Endoscopy: Poised For Growth
The market for capsule endoscopy is one of the fastest growing segments in the multibillion-dollar gastrointestinal endoscopy market. The market opportunity is vast and highly underpenetrated, and an increasing number of competitors, new product innovations, and expanding indications for the technology are positioning capsule endoscopy as a market poised for growth – particularly if the technology is proven and FDA cleared for colon cancer indications.
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