Olympus is releasing the newly FDA cleared EZDilate multi-stage endoscopic balloon dilator, a device designed predominantly to be used for esophageal dilations. The balloon is compact during the delivery stage and the soft distal tip of the device should allow for easy access through difficult strictures.
It features fast inflation and deflation times and an easy to see center marker to help speed procedures along. The inflation can be controlled up to a half millimeter accuracy. The company claims the resulting dilations match the intended size more consistently than competing products.
Some more details from the product page:
EZDilate comes in both fixed-wire and wire-guided versions. The fixed-wire balloons are indicated for use in the esophagus and the wire-guided balloons are indicated for use in the esophagus, pylorus, papilla and colon.
EZDilate can offer inflation diameters from 6.0 mm to 20.0 mm while each EZDilate balloon inflates to three distinct diameters.
The EZDilate is compatible with any 60cc inflation device, but may be purchased with the Olympus MAJ-1740 syringe style inflation device.
Product page: EZDilate Endoscopic Balloon Dilator…