Interscope announces FDA Clearance of the EndoRotor®, the first Flexible Shaver Technology for Interventional Gastroenterology

Business Wire | May 2, 2017

“Worcester, Massachusetts, USA – Interscope, Inc. announced today the receipt of marketing clearance from the FDA for the EndoRotor® System in the USA to commercialize in gastroenterology and colorectal surgery. Clinical data shows that incomplete resection of colorectal disease is a challenge and rates of disease persistence are as high as 30 percent, leading to an increase in complications. Interscope innovated the first flexible microdebrider for use by medical specialists in the digestive tract to facilitate complete removal of diseased mucosa. Unlike existing instruments, the EndoRotor® performs tissue dissection, resection and retrieval in a single step enabling endoscopists to facilitate disease removal without thermal energy.” Continue Reading >>

Interscope wins CE Mark for EndoRotor endoscopic resection device

MassDevice | March 10, 2016

“Worcester, Mass.-based medical device startup Interscope said today that it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its EndoRotor endocopic resection tool designed to remove mucosal lesions and Barrett’s esophagus.

The company said the approval was possible due to support it received from the Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership, as well as the development effort with its resource partner Boston Engineering.

“Many young companies face business needs that are often not paired well with available resources. The partnership that MassMEP and Boston Engineering presented enabled a dream to take reality in a challenging and dynamic regulatory environment,” Interscope prez Jeffery Ryan said in prepared remarks.” Continue Reading >>

Worcester startup gets European medical device approval

WB Journal | March 10, 2016

“The Worcester-based medical device company Interscope has received European Union approval to market its endoscopic device, and the U.S. Patent Office awarded the company five patents.

The EU approval of the company’s EndoRotor System, an endoscopic device that streamlines interventional gastrointestinal procedures used manage colon and esophageal cancer, is a milestone for the company. But the news isn’t just good for the company, but also for the Worcester-based Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MassMEP), which supported the start-up and helped it bring its products to commercialization. Boston Engineering was also involved, driving the product development and design for manufacturing (DFM) process including feasibility and analysis; industrial design; rapid prototyping; and product engineering.” Continue Reading >>