VisionScope Technologies announces FDA 510(k) Clearance

Sep 8, 2010

Concord, MA September 8, 2010 – VisionScope Technologies, LLC, a medical device company focused on offering minimally-invasive diagnostic imaging solutions to orthopedic surgeons, today announced they have received FDA 510(k) clearance to market the VisionScope High Definition Endoscopy Camera System.  The system includes a high-definition camera hand piece, a camera control unit, and anatomy-specific endoscopes and sterile procedure kits.

Thomas Gill, MD, co-founder of VisionScope Technologies said, "We are very pleased with this FDA clearance.  VisionScope will provide a safe and effective alternative for surgeons to make definitive diagnoses quickly in an examination room, facilitating the planning of any needed follow-up treatment, and reducing the number of physician appointments in a typical arthroscopy procedure.

Lim Cheung, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer and General Manager of VisionScope Technologies, added, "VisionScope's patented and proprietary technologies further extend the possibilities of minimally-invasive imaging technologies to benefit patients, surgeons and healthcare payers alike, under conditions not considered feasible before."

There are currently more than ten million arthroscopic imaging procedures annually in the United States.  The VisionScope system has the potential to affect these by improving diagnostic-quality outcomes all the while reducing healthcare costs.