Fujifilm Healthcare Americas Corp., a provider of endoscopic imaging and endosurgical solutions, has launched its El-740D/S, the first dual-channel endoscope cleared by the U.S. FDA for use in both upper and lower gastrointestinal applications.

The EI-740D/S provides exceptional imaging quality and features dual channel diameters of 3.7 mm and 3.2 mm, enabling use of a range of endotherapy devices. The control handle is modeled after Fujifilm’s 700 series endoscopes, which are designed to help enhance comfort without sacrificing control and to help reduce physician fatigue.

The distal end portion of the EI-740D/S dual channel endoscope is engineered to support easy insertion and device visualization, while its 210-degree upward angulation and short bending portion deliver precise maneuverability, enabling observation and treatment of areas typically difficult to approach.

Like all Fujifilm 700 Series endoscopes, the EI-740D/S is equipped with Linked Color Imaging (LCI) and Blue Light Imaging (BLI) light mode options for enhanced detection and characterization of lesions and adenomas.

“The availability of the EI-740D/S significantly expands the capabilities of gastroenterologists and colorectal surgeons across a wide range of therapeutic procedures,” says Taisuke Fujita, vice president of endoscopy for Fujifilm Healthcare Americas Corp. “This latest innovation draws on Fujifilm’s legacy of medical imaging and optical technology expertise.  We are proud that Fujifilm Healthcare Americas Corp. is continuing to deliver exciting, new advances to the field of minimally invasive diagnosis and surgery.”

The Fujifilm EI-740D/S is fully integrated with Fujifilm’s ELUXEO Endoscopy System and ELUXEO Surgical System. The ELUXEO Surgical System features a 4K UHD and full HD imaging platform to allow enhanced procedural workflow, enable surgical suite space optimization, and support new American Board of Surgeons requirements for endoscopy.

The El-740D/S offers these additional features:

  • Dual channels allow for a broad range of devices that enable a full array of capabilities needed to perform ESD, from marking to coagulation, to be used with the endoscope, including Fujifilm’s ClutchCutter and FlushKnife.
  • The 3.2 mm instrument channel has an increased suction performance compared to the previous 2.8 mm instrument channel of the EG-530D dual channel gastroscope, both with and without a device inserted into the channel.
  • The newly designed water jet function aids visualization for both diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. The target mucosa as well as the endotherapeutic device from the 3.2 mm instrument channel can be flushed during the procedure.

The EI-740D/S was developed in close collaboration with Apollo Endosurgery Inc. to ensure compatibility with the OverStitch Endoscopic Suturing System. OverStitch enables advanced endoscopic surgery by allowing physicians to place full-thickness sutures from a flexible endoscope. This new technology enables a secure approximation of tissue endoscopically and a wide range of less invasive solutions for physicians who treat defects in both the upper and lower gastrointestinal tracts of their patients. Additionally, physicians are leveraging endoscopic suturing to perform a variety of advanced bariatric procedures.