NUVIS is a battery-operated arthroscope that is designed to provide high definition visualization via a proprietary optical design, while directly addressing key safety and sterility issues associated with traditional, reusable arthroscopes. The single-use nature of the technology provides surgeons with an affordable way to eliminate bio-burden and risk of infection and disease transfer due to lapses in instrument reprocessing; eliminates the need for the traditional light source and the associated heat; and can be used on existing video systems in the marketplace.
As part of this global strategy, Integrated Endoscopy has been working with a number of key hospitals and surgeons around the world, introducing the NUVIS technology. Among the early adopters globally are various centers located in the United Kingdom, France, India, Australia, and a number of locations in the U.S.
“The NUVIS scope is very lightweight and easy to use,” said Dr. Benjamin Hope, a shoulder surgeon based in Brisbane, Australia. “Not having the light cord made it much easier to hold, and navigating the shoulder was really easy as it makes the camera head more balanced and ergonomic.”
“Battery operated and cost-effective, NUVIS is user friendly, with no set-up time required,” said Dr. Amit Kale, an orthopedic surgeon at the Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre in Pune, India. “It has high definition image quality which is equivalent to reusable scopes. This scope is key to address sterility issues and hence ideal for infectious and immunocompromised procedures.”
“We’re excited to be sharing our NUVIS technology with surgery thought leaders around the world,” said Brad Sharp, Integrated Endoscopy’s CEO. “The response has been overwhelmingly enthusiastic, and it’s gratifying to be able to provide the international surgical community a technology we believe will be a superior, less expensive and safer new gold-standard in arthroscopic surgery. With NUVIS, we can provide surgeons with an out-of-the-box, battery-operated, single-use endoscope with high-definition image quality at a price point well below that of reusable scopes. Couple that with our patented, low temperature, embedded LED light source, and we believe we can significantly impact a global market opportunity that exceeds $4 billion.”
Integrated Endoscopy’s NUVIS arthroscope is now available to various select markets around the world, with plans of full global availability by early 2020.