Motus GI Announces Improvement of Pure-Vu® EVS System for Use in Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Bleeding Procedures Following Successful Pre-Clinical Tests
- Pre-clinical tests show enhanced functionality of Pure-Vu EVS that can enable physicians to overcome common visualization challenges encountered during emergency upper GI bleeding procedures
- Additional pre-clinical and clinical tests of Pure-Vu EVS System are planned in 1H 2023; development program on track to submit 510(K) application to FDA in 2H 2023
- Company intends to evaluate potential strategic distribution and licensing partnerships in U.S. and abroad
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Motus GI Holdings, Inc., (NASDAQ: MOTS) (“Motus GI” or the “Company”), a medical technology company providing endoscopy solutions that improve clinical outcomes and enhance the cost-efficiency associated with the diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal conditions, today provided an update on the development of its Pure-Vu® EVS system compatible with gastroscopes used during upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy procedures to remove blood, blood clots and debris in order to provide a clear field-of-view for the endoscopist.
Recently, the Company successfully completed multiple pre-clinical tests in both porcine and cadaver models to evaluate Pure-Vu EVS platform for use in upper GI bleeding with multiple U.S. physicians. The results of these tests show that the Gastro version of Pure-Vu EVS can effectively break up and suction blood and blood clots, as well as frees up a gastroscope’s working channel for other therapeutic tools. By eliminating the need to utilize existing irrigation and suction through the working channel of the gastroscope, physicians can use tools in tandem with Pure-Vu EVS. For example, the use of snares to break up large clots and then immediately suction out the smaller pieces using the large Pure-Vu EVS smart sense suction channel. In addition, during cases with significant bleeding, Pure-Vu EVS allows the physician to clean the area of interest and immediately apply therapy to achieve hemostasis, since the physician can have their therapeutic device prepositioned in the gastroscope’s working channel and deliver it before the blood flow covers the area of interest after cleansing.
The Company plans on conducting additional pre-clinical and clinical tests for Pure-Vu EVS Gastro device in the first half of 2023. The results of these tests are expected to support submission of a 510(K) application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the second half of 2023.
“We are excited to announce the significant progress we’ve made in developing our Pure-Vu EVS Gastro for use with both diagnostic and therapeutic gastroscopes in upper GI bleeding procedures. By building off our latest generation of the Pure-Vu platform, and further optimizing it for Upper GI bleeding, the Pure-Vu EVS Gastro will offer many advantages compared to our Gen2 system, including a larger and more powerful suction channel, more efficient irrigation jets, a smaller profile distal tip that offers enhanced flexibility during insertion and even faster set-up,” commented Tim Moran, Chief Executive Officer. “Based on our current clinical and regulatory strategy, we believe Pure-Vu EVS Gastro could be ready for U.S. commercial launch in late-2023. Over the coming quarters, we will evaluate enhancing the planned commercial program for Pure-Vu EVS in upper GI through potential strategic distribution and licensing partnerships. Considering the unique capabilities of this proprietary system in the upper GI bleed market, along with the general size of the GI endoscopy market, we believe there may be broad interest in our system especially once it can support procedures in both the Upper and Lower GI tract.”
Upper GI bleeds occurred in the U.S. at a rate of approximately 400,000 cases per year in 2019, according to iData Research Inc. Approximately 50% of these patients have blood and blood clots that impair a physician’s view during the procedure, thereby making it difficult to rapidly identify the bleeding source. Motus GI believes removing adherent blood clots from the field of view is a significant need in allowing a physician the ability to identify and treat the bleed source. The mortality rate of this condition can reach up to approximately 13%, as noted in Thad Wilkins, MD, et al., American Family Physician (2012).
About Motus GI
Motus GI Holdings, Inc. is a medical technology company, with subsidiaries in the U.S. and Israel, providing endoscopy solutions that improve clinical outcomes and enhance the cost-efficiency associated with the diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal conditions.
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