Boston Scientific: Exalt Model D single-use scope
Boston Scientific is expecting to fully launch its disposable duodenoscope in the first half of this year.
Boston Sci designed the Exalt Model D single-use duodenoscope for use in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography procedures. It received FDA clearance in late 2019 and CE Mark approval in January.
Duodenoscopes have traditionally been intended for use on multiple patients with cleaning and disinfection between each use. But the devices are complex. The small moving parts can trap contaminated tissue or fluids, Studies have shown they can transmit infection-causing bacteria between patients, and the devices have been associated with deadly superbug outbreaks.