The 25 G needle is an addition to the EZ Shot 3 Plus 19 G and 22 G needles that Olympus already markets.
Olympus’s new EZ Shot 3 Plus 25 G needles are designed to be used with an Olympus endoscopic ultrasound system for ultrasonically guided FNA and FNB of submucosal and extramural lesions in the GI tract, according to the company.
The EZ Shot 3 Plus features a unique Menghini needle tip design with sharp continuous cutting edges to cleanly cut tissue specimens while preserving cellular architecture. The company suggests that the needles have potential time and cost savings with increased efficiency. It also offers excellent tissue samples with the needle’s ability to retain shape through multiple passes for a predictable and consistent trajectory. The puncturability reduces the amount of force needed to puncture. The EZ Shot 3 Plus needle also offers more precision targeting of samples with its flexible needle design, smooth cutting edge and distinct echogenicity. It is also ergonomic for physicians with anti-slip rubber grips, locking knobs and high contrast text.