Disposable (single use) camera for invasive medical applications

Joseph Milbaum, MD

In the modern medicine and according to the biohazard epidemiological principles, there is a clear tendency towards single use (disposable) invasive devices.

The increase in fears of blood-borne pathogens like HIV, HCV or even prions helped ignite the growth of the Single Use Device business model in the medical industry. It has been applied to sectors from simple syringes to complicated surgical devices. Indeed, the disposable model has many benefits. Disposables eliminate a key point of contamination, improve hygiene and give patients and practitioners great peace of mind.
The FDA, May 2013, renewed its focus on reusable medical devices after receiving reports that patients were exposed to infection when the instruments weren't properly cleaned, hence the FDA is taking steps to reduce the risk of infection from reprocessed reusable devices. One of the best solutions to prevent patient contamination or biohazard exposure is the single use invasive medical devices.

To eliminate the risk for patient contamination and to improve patient hygiene, Medigus chose to apply a single use camera in its invasive devices.
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Medigus is a medical device company specializing in developing minimally invasive endosurgical tools and highly innovative imaging solutions. Medigus is a pioneer developer of a unique proprietary endoscopic device, the MUSE™ System, to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), one of the most common chronic diseases in the western world. As an expert in micro-endoscopic devices, Medigus has developed a range of micro CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) and CCD (charge-coupled device) video cameras, including micro ScoutCam™ 1.2, which to the best of the company's knowledge, is the smallest in the world.
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