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ATLANTA, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fuse® Full Spectrum Endoscopy™ System is one of 16 medical innovations that will be showcased in front of thousands of healthcare providers at the Premier, Inc. 2014 Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition in San Antonio.
EndoChoice's Fuse Endoscopy System was selected by clinicians and other members of Premier, a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 3,000 U.S. hospitals and 110,000 other providers.
It will debut during the conference's sixth annual Innovation Celebration, which takes place on June 10. The event recognizes advances in healthcare while highlighting industry suppliers committed to innovation and improving patient outcomes.
The Fuse system uses three small cameras at the tip of a flexible GI endoscope while traditional, forward-viewing endoscopes have just one. With a panoramic 330° view, physicians see 94% more surface area and anatomy of the colon, including behind and into folds. A recent clinical study published in The Lancet Oncology found up to 41% of potentially pre-cancerous polyps hide undetected with the limited 170° view of traditional, forward-viewing endoscopes. This same study showed Fuse found 69% more pre-cancerous polyps than traditional endoscopes.
Premier selected the system based on the uniqueness of the product, ability to have an impact on an unmet medical need and potential to improve patient care.
"After years of research and development, we are pleased to make this revolutionary technology available to Premier facilities," said Mark Gilreath, Founder and CEO at EndoChoice. "It's encouraging to see leading physicians across the United States embrace the technology. Physicians will miss fewer polyps and lives will be saved. It's clear that patients will ultimately choose GI physicians and centers that offer Full Spectrum Endoscopy."
"Those who attend and participate in the Innovation Celebration share Premier's commitment to providing valuable products to our members that are safe, high-quality and cost-effective," said Durral R. Gilbert, president of supply chain services, Premier. "We believe these innovations can benefit providers as they work to transform healthcare."
About Premier, Inc.
Premier, Inc. is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 3,000 U.S. hospitals and 110,000 other providers to transform healthcare. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and advisory and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost. Premier, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient, plays a critical role in the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, collaborating with members to co-develop long-term innovations that reinvent and improve the way care is delivered to patients nationwide. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier is passionate about transforming American healthcare. Please visit Premier's news and investor sites on www.premierinc.com; as well as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, Foursquare and Premier's blog for more information about the company.
Based in Atlanta GA, EndoChoice is a medtech company focused on the manufacturing and commercialization of platform technologies including devices, diagnostics, infection control and endoscopic imaging for specialists treating a wide range of gastrointestinal diseases. EndoChoice leverages its direct sales organization to serve more than 2,000 customers in the United States and works with 34 distribution partners world-wide. The Company was founded in 2008 and has rapidly developed a proprietary product portfolio, which includes the revolutionary Full Spectrum Endoscopy System (Fuse). 2013 marked the fourth consecutive year EndoChoice was recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. by Inc. Magazine. To learn more, www.endochoice.com.
EndoChoice® and Fuse® are registered trademarks of EndoChoice, Inc.
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