EndoChoice Receives FDA Clearance for Lumos™ with Adaptive Matrix Imaging
Monday, August 8, 2016
Posted by: Kristen Pappaterra
ALPHARETTA, Ga., Aug. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- EndoChoice Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GI) announced the recent FDA clearance and US launch of Lumos™ with Adaptive Matrix Imaging. This novel and proprietary imaging software system will now be part of the Company's Generation 3 Fuse® Full Spectrum Endoscopy® System. EndoChoice scientists and engineers worked together to develop Lumos based upon Adaptive Matrix Imaging which analyzes and selectively enhances the vascularity, surface texture, and color of abnormal tissue, providing detailed information for physicians to assist in their detection of abnormalities during GI procedures.
Lumos facilitates seamless physician detection and inspection of affected tissue by toggling between two settings. The first setting is designed to selectively enhance tissue and may remain on throughout the procedure, while the second setting allows for a more in-depth inspection once suspect tissue has been identified.
Lumos was launched in key international markets in February of this year and physicians have already started seeing the benefit that Lumos can provide. "Other image processing technologies alter the image, which can be distracting. With Lumos, only anatomy that has certain textures, vascularity or abnormal anatomy is enhanced, allowing me to keep my focus on potentially diseased tissue" said Peter Siersema, MD PhD, Professor of Endoscopic Gastrointestinal Oncology at Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
In a recent unpublished clinical study, physicians found that Lumos with Adaptive Matrix Imaging enhanced lesions with pit patterns and was useful as an aid in the detection of tissue abnormalities throughout the entire procedure. EndoChoice has multiple patents pending on this new technology.
"We are excited to introduce new innovations that continue to deliver on the Fuse brand promise of seeing more" said Mark Gilreath, Founder and CEO of EndoChoice. "We expect that Lumos with Adaptive Matrix Imaging will become an indispensable tool for the GI endoscopist."
Source: PR Newswire