dalimSurgNET Corporation out of Seoul, South Korea has announced receipt of the European CE Mark of approval to sell its OCTO Port laparoscopy device. The product provides up to four ports for introducing instruments via one incision. Features include a soft silicon cover with different port heights, a detachable port cap for added convenience in exchanging a port cap per the surgeon’s preference, and a round self-retraction and protection system to help prevent incision infection.
GI Dynamics EndoBarrier device was also recently approved as a treatment option for obesity and type 2 diabetes. The device, which is implanted endoscopically via the mouth, essentially creates a chamber in the stomach that limits the amount of food a patient can digest. The device is not intended for permanent placement and the approval stipulates its use for a six month therapeutic period.
For a closer look at both products, go to http://www.medgadget.com/archives/surgery/