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Endoscopy

FDA warns Olympus to fix endoscopy production issues at Japanese facilities
Did not meet requirements for ensuring quality and performance
Low screening rates deter US cancer detection rate, raises risk of late-stage diagnoses
No screening tests exist for 57% of all diagnosed cancers
Boston Scientific announces $615 million acquisition of Apollo Endosurgery
Expands endoluminal surgery portfolio and adds differentiated technologies for endobariatric procedures
Olympus sells microscope unit for $3.1 billion to Bain Capital
Expected to be completed on January 4, 2023
Discussing new device sterilization standards
Q&A with Susan Klacik, clinical educator with IAHCSMM
AI increases detection of adenoma in colonoscopies: researchers
Overall detection rose 27% in average-risk patients
To buy Intersect ENT, Medtronic must sell subsidiary: FTC
Must make the sale within 10 days of completing the acquisition
Getting to know the new endoscope processing standard
ST91: Flexible and semi-rigid endoscope processing in health care facilities
Fujifilm inks multimillion-dollar endoscopy deal with US military
Five-year deal includes equipment and training for hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers
Joint Commission publishes advisory on reprocessing reusable medical equipment
Recommends actions for reprocessing tools correctly
COVID-related delays in screening yielding higher late-stage breast cancer diagnosis rate
Stage I breast cancer diagnoses dropped from 63.9% to 51.3%
Olympus to focus medical division on chronic disease
Company will lean into gastrointestinal, urology and respiratory devices
Hologic to acquire Bolder Surgical for $160 million
Manufactures advanced energy vessel sealing devices for surgery
AI in colorectal screenings reduces rate of missed adenomas
First randomized trial to examine computer-aided detection in colonoscopy

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