Endoscopic ultrasound company EndoSound has a new CEO

New EndoSound CEO Scott Aldrich Jr. [Image from Scott Aldrich Jr. on LinkedIn]EndoSound announced today that it appointed Scott Aldrich Jr. as its new CEO in a move that went into effect on Feb. 1.

Dr. Stephen Steinberg, who previously served as president and CEO, remains on the Portland, Oregon–based company’s leadership team as chief medical officer.

Aldrich most recently served as an independent consultant focusing on medical device strategy, commercialization and operations. According to LinkedIn, he also served as VP of commercial & strategy at Motus GI from January 2023 to July 2023, having been VP of global marketing & strategy from September 2019 until the start of 2023.

In a news release, EndoSound said Aldrich brings operational and commercial leadership abilities paired with experience in both interventional gastroenterology and medical device imaging. His experience also spans startups and small/mid-cap companies, both privately an…

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FDA clears novel endoscopic ultrasound tech from EndoSound

The EndoSound Vision System [Image courtesy of EndoSound]EndoSound announced today that it received FDA 510(k) clearance for its EndoSound Vision System (EVS).

Portland, Oregon-based EndoSound designed the EVS endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) device to attach to upper gastrointestinal endoscopes. It easily integrates to any endoscopy center’s existing ecosystem and provides access to both imaging and a therapeutic procedure.

EndoSound believes the EVS could shift the site of care to more efficient settings like ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). In a news release, the company said labeled EVS as “poised to revolutionize the landscape of EUS). The system initially received FDA breakthrough device designation in 2021.

EVS addresses infections associated with difficult-to-clean endoscope elevators. The minimally invasive procedure performed with the system assesses the diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. It also extends to other nearby organs and ti…

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Endosound wins breakthrough device designation for add-on ultrasound system for endoscopes

The EndoSound Vision System [Image courtesy of Endosound]FDA has granted breakthrough device designation to Endosound’s system to turn any flexible upper gastrointestinal video endoscope into an endoscopic ultrasound system.

The EndoSound Vision System is an add-on device that includes a compact ultrasound beamformer, reusable transducer and disposable mounting kit.

Portland, Oregon–based EndoSound touts the system’s distal attachment that allows the endoscopist to perform advanced procedures, such as fine-needle biopsy, with precision. The attachment does not include an elevator mechanism — a problematic feature for endoscopic systems in recent years because of difficulty in cleaning and sterilization.

FDA, in fact, has been calling for more single-use endoscopes or scope tips to reduce potentially deadly superbug infections. The breakthrough device designation could expedite the regulatory evaluation of the EndoSound Vision System.


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