10 GI & endoscopy companies for ASC leaders to know

Here are 10 gastroenterology and endoscopy companies ASC leaders should keep on their radars:

1. Boston Scientific. Headquartered in Marlborough, Mass., Boston Scientific manufactures a bevy of GI-focused products, among other specialties. Some of the examples of GI procedures Boston Scientific provides technology for include polypectomy, hemostasis and balloon dilation.

2. Physicians Endoscopy. Based in Jamison, Pa., Physicians Endoscopy was established in 1998. It is partnered with 60 GI ASCs comprising 600 gastroenterologists who perform 600,000 procedures annually.

3. Modernizing Medicine Gastroenterology. gGastro, Modernizing Medicine's healthcare IT suite designed by gastroenterologists, is the No. 1 ranked gastroenterology EHR. The gGastro EHR features a report writer, a smartphone application and an advanced analytics system.

4. US Endoscopy Group. The US Endoscopy Group, based in Northeast Ohio, has a portfolio of endoscopy products, including cold snares and endoscope cleaning systems.

5. Takeda. Japanese pharmaceutical company Takeda manufactures the ulcerative colitis drug Entyvio. In January, Takeda competed its $62 billion acquisition of Shire, which manufactures the ulcerative colitis drug Lialda. 

6. Exact Sciences. Exact Sciences is the manufacturer of Cologuard, the non-invasive screening test for colorectal cancer. Cologuard was FDA approved in August 2014, and it is intended for use by those 50 years and older with an average risk for CRC.

7. FUJIFILM Medical Systems. FUJIFILM's endoscopy division provides endoscopes, EMRs and ultrasound technology for GI procedures. 

8. United Digestive. Formed by Seattle-based Frazier Healthcare Partners and Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates, United Digestive is practice management company based in Seattle that provides managed care resources and regulatory assistance. 

9. Pentax Medical Company. Pentax Medical is a global company focused on advanced endo-imaging solutions. The company's products focus on gastroenterology, endoscopic ultrasound, pulmonology and more.

10. Motus GI. Motus GI manufactures the Pure-Vu colon prep system, which the company began distributing commercially in the U.S. for inpatient colonoscopies in 2019. 


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