FDA clears EndoChoice's Orca endoscope valves — 3 highlights

Alpharetta, Ga.-based EndoChoice has received FDA clearance for its new Orca sterile, single-use air/water and suction valves for Olympus 160, 180 and 190 Series flexible endoscopes.

Here are three highlights:

1. The single use Orca valves allow clinicians to adhere to the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation's and the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates' clinical and quality guidelines. The device also improves patients care and workflow efficiency.

2. The company will begin sales and distribution of the new valves in the United States, European Union and other markets.

3. Founded in 2008, EndoChoice is a medtech company that manufactures and commercializates platform technologies including endoscopic imaging systems, devices and infection control products and pathology services for specialists treating a wide range of gastrointestinal conditions, including colon cancer.

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