Fujifilm Endoscopy adds to 500 series product line, Exact Sciences' shares drop following USPSTF announcement & more – 6 GI/endoscopy company key notes

Here are six news updates on key gastroenterology and endoscopy companies.

Boston Scientific CEO and director Michael Mahoney has been appointed to the Baxter's board of directors. Baxter is a medical products company, according to a Street Insider report.

Commonwealth Laboratories entered into an agreement with Quest Diagnostics, which will expand the availability of IBSchek. IBSchek is a blood test designed to help physicians diagnose irritable bowel syndrome.

Shares of Exact Sciences dropped following a U.S. Preventative Services Task Force rating announcement of the company's Cologuard. But, a new study of patient preferences could affect the USPSTF's final recommendations.

EndoGastric Solutions announced findings that confirm the efficacy of its Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication procedure as a viable alternative to proton pump inhibitors for controlling symptoms of GERD.

FUJIFILM Medical Systems' endoscopy division signed a five-year agreement with Providence Health & Services, based in Renton, Wash.

FUJIFILM Medical Systems' endoscopy division has made four additions to its 500 Series product line.

If you have a question, issue or note to suggest on a GI/endoscopy company please contact Carrie Pallardy at cpallardy@beckershealthcare.com.

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