Medical device developer Lumendi received US FDA 510(k) clearance for DiLumen EZ¹, a single-use, disposable endotherapy device for endoscopic mucosal resections (EMR) and difficult colonoscopies. The new design, based on the long-standing success of the DiLumen EZ-Glide platform, has been modified and streamlined, the company says.
“The DiLumen EZ¹ device will meaningfully enhance our product portfolio by meeting more procedure specific needs for complex polyp resections which are conducted through EMR. Globally, EMR procedures represent the majority share of the over one million polyp resections conducted, annually,” says Peter Johann, PhD, CEO of Lumendi.
The company also announced that it simultaneously received FDA 510(k) clearance of a second device, the DiLumen C¹, which is designed to facilitate complex polyp resection in the colon and rectum via endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD).
C¹’s design offers a single working channel that accommodates an atraumatic grasper, providing more direct tissue manipulation and traction. Use of the C¹ and grasper helps improve curative removal of precancerous and non-invasive cancerous polyps during ESD. Following several years of feedback from leading clinicians, Lumendi believes that inadequate stability, tissue manipulation, and traction, combined with ineffective cutting, dissecting and cauterizing, continues to be a major challenge for many therapeutic procedures in the digestive tract. With DiLumen, DiLumen EZ1 and DiLumen C1, Lumendi now offers a complete set of devices to perform any kind of complex polypectomy and potential other interventions in the entire colon.
”Since 2017, clinicians in the U.S., EU, the UK and Asia, have completed over 4,000 procedures with the commercially available DiLumen EZ Glide. These newest devices, when combined with the increasing market adoption of DiLumen EZ Glide, will accelerate Lumendi’s continued vision to shift procedures away from invasive gastrointestinal surgeries, towards endoluminal procedures with lower complication rates, little to no hospital stays and very minimal recovery times,” added Johann. “In addition, based on our success impacting therapeutic procedures in the colon and using our current technology, we will look to expand our development program into upper GI interventions, which we expect will lead to better patient outcomes.”
The DiLumen EZ¹ and C¹ are part of a growing platform of accessories that work in conjunction with endoscopes and gastroscopes used in the large intestine, which assist with navigational access, optical visualization, diagnosis, and endotherapeutic treatment.