Michigan: Camera in a pill maker Given Imaging said on Monday it received U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance for a pill to provide visualization of the colon that has a global market of 3 million procedures a year.
The Israeli company’s technology, developed from missile defense systems, uses a battery-powered camera to take high-speed photos of the intestinal tract over the course of eight hours. The images are transmitted to a recording device worn around the patient’s waist and later reviewed by a doctor.
The Food and Drug Administration approved the company’s PillCam Colon for patients who have experienced an incomplete colonoscopy. The company estimates 750,000 U.S. patients are not able to complete the procedure each year, due to anatomy issues, previous surgery or various colon diseases.
Homi Shamir , president and CEO of Given Imaging said : “The approval is a key step in the development of Given Imaging as a leader in specialty GI diagnostics products . This important event is the latest in a series of regulatory Aisuriim important for the company , including approval of the pill PillCam Colon capsule approval in Japan and the PillCam SB3 U.S. and Japan.”
Given Imaging is a developer of technology for visualizing, diagnosing and monitoring the digestive system, including its PillCam, a swallowed capsule endoscope. In December, medical device maker Covidien PLC said it would acquire Given Imaging for $860 million. The transaction is expected to be completed by March 31.
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