Cook Medical biopsy needle shows efficacy in new trial

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Cook Medical has highlighted data from a new European study that shows the potential benefits of its 19-gauge EchoTip ProCore High Definition Ultrasound Biopsy Needle.

The device was utilised in a recent multicentre trial to evaluate its potential benefits in diagnosing cancers of the gastrointestinal tract and surrounding tissue.

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When used in conjunction with an endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) scope, the histology needle was shown to aid pathologists in diagnosing multiple cancer types via biopsies of lesions with a high degree of accuracy.

In a report on the study published in the Gastrointestinal Endoscopy medical journal, lead investigator Dr Julio Iglesias-Garcia said the EchoTip ProCore unit "improves what is already an incredibly valuable diagnostic tool".

Barry Slowey, global business unit leader for Cook Medical's endoscopy division, said: "We're proud to ... further aid physicians in the early diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal disorders."

Last month, the company published data from a study showing the benefits of multiband mucosectomy devices such as its own Duette kit in treating oesophageal lesions.

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