the handle. The motor turns a cable
h e r e a n d e a r li e r th i s ye a r,
bushing on the end of the scope
on patients. About six patients have
that runs down inside the scope to a
turning a spiral segment.
“The cable inside the scope is kind
of like a speedometer cable,” Dr.
After several iterations, Olympus,
the company that now makes the
scope, submitted it to the Food and
Drug Administration, where it
Dr. DeMarco began using the scope
undergone endoscopy with the
scope, and Dr. DeMarco expects
that number to triple by the end of
the year. Two other centers — the
University of Massachusetts and the
University of Florida in Gainesville —
are also enrolling patients in the trial.
“The company’s next step is to get
received preliminary approval (a step
this approved by the FDA,” Dr.
The Baylor Research Institute
manufactured and have one in every
before it is fully FDA approved).
Institutional Review Board (IRB) has
approved its use for a research trial
DeMarco said. “And then get it
major medical center.”
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