FUJIFILM New Development, U.S.A., Inc., has introduced surgical visualisation systems, marking its entry to the growing minimally invasive surgery market in the US. The company plans to expand the current realm of minimally invasive tools, leading the way in developing the next generation of products designed to handle more sophisticated surgeries.
“As a comprehensive healthcare organisation focused on the entire continuum of care—prevention, diagnosis and treatment—the minimally invasive surgical space is an appropriate market segment for Fujifilm,” said Takaaki Ueda, President and Chief Executive Officer, FUJIFILM New Development, U.S.A., Inc.
“Drawing on Fujifilm’s core technologies and expertise gained over many years in digital radiography, endoscopy, women’s health, ultrasound, and healthcare IT, Fujifilm is well positioned to bring innovations to the industry.”
FUJIFILM New Development, U.S.A., Inc. will be led by Stephen Mariano as Vice President and General Manager, and Scott Barfield has been named Vice President of Business Development.
The product portfolio is targeted to surgeons and clinicians who perform surgical procedures in a range of medical specialties. The following systems are now available in the United States:
“Fujifilm's innovation combines exceptional image quality with a durable, low profile, easy to use scope. It has the potential to move us forward into the realm of Reduced Port Surgery and ultimately improve how minimally invasive surgeries are performed in the future,” said Paul G. Curcillo, II, MD, FACS, Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Director of Minimally Invasive Surgical Initiatives and Development at Fox Chase Cancer Center based in Philadelphia, PA and pioneer in Single Port Access surgery.
Based on a “patient-first” philosophy, Fujifilm’s mission is to develop innovations focused on practical applications that can be utilised in everyday patient care while raising the standard of care. Fujifilm technologies will allow surgeries to be performed with less pain while reducing recovery times and improving patient outcomes.
“The Ultra-Slim Video Laparoscope is unique compared with all the other scopes I have used since beginning Single Port Access Surgery in 2007. It is a small, lightweight scope providing excellent image quality and less muscle fatigue on holding the scope continuously during procedures,” stated Stephanie A. King MD, Director of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Fox Chase Cancer Center.