Having received both U.S. and European approval in the last two years, Beacon Endoscopic is launching its BNX System, a fine needle aspiration device for use in endoscopic ultrasound and endoscopic bronchial ultrasound procedures. The system allows physicians to exchange needles of different sizes without removing the device, and safety is ensured by having the needles automatically shielded during removal to prevent pricks.
The initial rollout will see the BNX System used at 20 endoscopy centers in the U.S., and based on their experience, a larger rollout is expected to follow.
From the announcement:
The BNX™ System incorporates a delivery system that easily loads and unloads low cost, high performance FNA needles of varying sizes. Another important feature of the BNX design is that it automatically sheaths all needles with a shield during needle removal. The BNX™ delivery system can potentially be utilized as a conduit for other next generation devices that are currently in development by Beacon Endoscopic, namely, SAMSEN a compression anastomosis technology designed to address metabolic disease and gall bladder disease.
In the future Beacon hopes to be able to address obesity, Type II diabetes, gallbladder disease, and pancreatic suture drainage with its technology.
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