Olympus is releasing in the U.S. its new EZ Shot 3 Plus single use aspiration needle designed for endoscopic ultrasonically-guided fine needle aspiration procedures of submucosal and extramural lesions in the GI tract.
The firm is touting the device’s flexibility, strength during penetration thanks to a Nitinol needle, and ability to take different sized tissue samples depending on the target.
Some details about the device according to Olympus:
- Flexibility of the EZ Shot 3 Plus provides uncompromised access to difficult-to-approach anatomy, even when the end of the scope is tightly curved. Better access can mean more accurate retrieval of tissue samples. The sheath’s multi-layer construction minimizes friction with the needle, which allows the needle to travel freely and smoothly.
- The needle is made of Nitinol®, a material of great flexibility and “shape memory,” (meaning that the needle remains straight after multiple passes). The sharply pointed Menghini tip design enables the needle to puncture the lesion, even from oblique angles.
- Reduce need to switch needles during procedure due to a bent needle or having to reduce needle size to access the target lesion.
Here’s an Olympus promo video showing off the features of the EZ Shot 3 Plus:
Product page: EZ Shot 3 Plus…