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October 5, 2015

Launch of Single-Use Electrosurgical Knife with Fluid Injection Function to Facilitate Shorter Procedure Times

for the Removal of Early Stage Tumors by ESD(*1)

Single Use Electrosurgical Knife DualKnife J

Single Use Electrosurgical Knife KD-655 DualKnife JTM

Olympus Corporation (President: Hiroyuki Sasa) today announced the launch of the DualKnifeJTM*2 single-use electrosurgical knife, beginning this fall in Japan. It will become available in a global rollout to other markets as the relevant requirements are satisfied (declaration of conformity, product registration, or market clearance). The knife is designed for use in ESD*1, an advanced technique of therapeutic endoscopy that allows for en bloc removal of early stage tumors that have not entered the muscle layer in the stomach, esophagus, colon, and other parts of the gastrointestinal tract. The knife has been equipped with a new fluid injection function to facilitate shorter procedure times and accurate ESD.

*1An abbreviation of endoscopic submucosal dissection. An advanced technique of therapeutic endoscopy for incision and dissection submucosal layers to treat early stage tumors.
*2The marketing name for the product. See the Launch Overview section below for the full product name.
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