Company invents the Double-Balloon Enteroscopy Method.
The methods that are currently available for endoscopic insertion into the small intestine are push Enteroscopy, the Sonde method, and the ropeway method. All are far from ideal. Now, has developed a new Double Balloon method jointly with Jichi Medical School, Japan, which is capable of detailed observation and treatment of the whole small intestine with minimal discomfort to the patient.
The insertion method of this system, which materialized as an idea of Dr. Hironori Yamamoto, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Jichi Medical School, is truly revolutionary as an endoscopic insertion method.