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Scoping out Gastroenterology Start-Ups

The field of gastroenterology is tantalizing for device manufacturers because it offers one of the rare screening paradigms in medicine, and therefore, enormous markets. In the US, it's recommended that everyone over the age of 50 be screened for colorectal cancer by a colonoscopy procedure. However, compliance with colorectal screening recommendations is low, less than 50% for colonoscopy, the gold standard for detecting precancerous polyps. GI endoscopy is unusual among screening paradigms in its degree of invasiveness and cost, and that limits access to screening. Medtech start-ups hope to improve upon this state of affairs by offering new technologies to improve the ease, decrease the discomfort, and increase the efficiency of endoscopic procedures.
Medical Device Research and Development Strategies

Diagnostic Imaging: Screening Faces Scrutiny

At the 2007 annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America in November, the sparkle of new innovations was tarnished somewhat by questions about the rapid proliferation of advanced imaging technologies and their cost effectiveness. As a result both new and old technologies are facing an uphill battle to prove their worth in a heavily scrutinized economic environment.
Medical Device Reimbursement

Breast Cancer: Improving the Odds

Breast cancer is the most common type of female cancer and the number two cancer killer in US women. Treatment options continue to expand and researchers are making steady advancements in cancer detection that they hope will one day enable most breast cancer cases to be diagnosed an an early, very curable stage.
Medical Device

STM Medizintechnik GMBH

Given all of the interest in technologically innovative ways to do colon examinations today, from virtual colonoscopies using computerized tomography to imaging systems contained in small pills that patients swallow, a la Given Imaging Ltd., the technology that Heidelberg, Germany-based STM Medizintechnik GMBH has developed seems hopelessly conventional: yet another variant on a traditional endoscope. But STM officials argue that their device has the look and feel of a device that physicians are already comfortable with, combined with innovative features that solve several of the limitations of traditional endoscopy that led device companies, and their customers, in search of new approaches.
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