Apollo Endosurgery, AGA partner to establish endoscopic suturing procedure registry — 5 insights

Apollo Endosurgery entered into a registry funding agreement with the American Gastroenterological Association to develop a flexible endoscopic procedures registry.

Here's what you should know:

1. The registry will be enabled by Apollo Endosurgery's OverStitch Endoscopic Suturing System.

2. The AGA will manage the registry. State College, Pa.-based Penn State University's Director of Endoscopy Jennifer Maranki, MD, and Houston Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation and Education's Head of Endoscopic Surgery and Medical Director Brian Dunkin, MD, will serve as principal investigators.

3. The registry will provide real-world evidence on the safety of flexible endoscopic suturing-enabled procedures.

4. The procedures will be performed using the OverStitch device trans-orally.

5. Apollo Endoscopy CEO Todd Newton said in a release, "As healthcare plans evaluate the benefits of flexible endoscopic suturing relative to traditional therapies, the Endoscopic Suturing Registry will be an important repository of highly credible clinical data. Independent real-world data is an important consideration as health plans and payers determine coverage policies for procedures that depend on flexible endoscopic suturing."

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