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.

ScoutCam specializes in developing minimally invasive endosurgical tools and highly innovative imaging solutions. As an expert in micro-endoscopic devices, ScoutCam 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. These innovative cameras are suitable for both medical and industrial applications. Based on its proprietary technologies, ScoutCam designs and manufactures endoscopy and micro camera systems for partner companies, including major players in the medical and industrial fields. The company is committed to providing integrated solutions to meet all of its customer's imaging needs.
ScoutCam Ltd. is a fully-owned private subsidiary of Medigus Ltd, a public company traded on NASDAQ and TASE (ticker: MDGS).

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