Boston Scientific has launched, in the U.S. and internationally, its Expect Endoscopic Ultrasound Aspiration Needle, used for acquiring tissue samples for diagnosing and staging malignancies in organs adjacent to the gastrointestinal tract. The Expect Needle received FDA clearance and CE Mark approval earlier this year and is being marketed in the U.S., Europe and other international markets.
"The launch of the Expect Needle broadens our Endoscopy portfolio and further strengthens our leadership position in pancreaticobiliary disease management," said David Pierce, president of Boston Scientific's Endoscopy Division. "Providing physicians with an innovative, durable aspiration needle for EUS-FNA procedures highlights our commitment to delivering a full suite of advanced technologies to diagnose gastrointestinal diseases and help improve patient care."
The Expect Needle features an echogenic pattern providing improved visibility and precise needle guidance within the targeted organ or structure. The cobalt chromium design is engineered to offer improved sharpness and pushability, along with deformation resistance, compared to traditional stainless steel needles.