Beacon Endoscopic out of Newton, Massachusetts has developed an interesting new device for endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS FNA).
The BNX system is aimed at improving efficiency and safety when performing EUS FNA biopsies, and features interchangeable needle sizes. A company representative tells Medgadget that the company’s delivery system is “sold with multiple low cost needles that can be rapidly exchanged through the single delivery system, reducing the down time between needle passes, which improves the clinical workflow. When the needles are removed from the delivery system, they automatically integrate into a safety needle shield, designed to reduce the human errors (manually screwing and un-screwing a needle into a secure position) associated with needle sticks.”
Product page: BNX system