4 key players in the U.S. capsule endoscopy market

ReportsnReports released its United States Capsule Endoscopy Systems Market Outlook to 2020 report. Here are the four key players included in the report.

1. Chongqing Jinshan Science & Technology. Chongqing Jinshan Science & Technology, based in China, has more than 30 domestic locations and holds the majority share of the capsule endoscopy market in China. Additionally, the company has sold its products in more than 60 countries. The company's OMOM Capsule Endoscopy System has received FDA clearance and a CE Mark, according to the Capsule Endoscopy – State of the Technology and Computer Vision Tools After the First Decade report.

2. Given Imaging. Given Imaging, acquired by Covidien in early 2014, is the developer of the PillCam COLON. Earlier this year, the company received FDA clearance for the use of the PillCam COLON as a tool for the detection of polyps in patients following an incomplete colonoscopy. The company is headquartered in Yoqneam, Israel, and has subsidiaries located in the United States, Germany, France, Japan, Australia, Brazil, Vietnam and Hong Kong. Given Imaging products are marketed in the United States and more than 70 other countries.

3. IntroMedic. IntroMedic has locations in the United States, Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania and the Middle East. Its capsule endoscopy product, MicroCam, has received FDA 510(k) clearance. The MicroCam is designed to offer a 170 degree field of view and high resolution images. The device has a frame rate of three images per second.

4. Olympus. Olympus was originally founded in 1919 as a microscope and thermometer company. Since then the company has expanded into a number of different areas including medical devices. The company's gastroenterology division includes a variety of products for procedures such as colonoscopy, capsule endoscopy, EGD, EMR, ERCP, EUS, foreign body retrevial, hemostasis and polypectomy. The company offers the Olympus Capsule Endoscopy System, as well as the ENDOCAPSULE 10 System and ENDOCAPSULE Recorder Set.

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