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HOYA Group PENTAX Medical Launches Splash M-Knife, the New Multi-Functional ESD Device Contributing in Early Treatment of Gastric Cancer

May 25, 2015
By Business Wire News


HOYA Group PENTAX Medical launches Splash M-Knife, the new multi-functional ESD Device to achieve complete Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD herein after) with a single device. The new device will be demonstrated in the 89th Annual Meeting of The Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society (JGES) Congress to be held in Nagoya, Japan from May 29th through 31st, 2015.

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Splash M-Knife, Water-Jet Function (left)(Photo: Business Wire)

Splash M-Knife, Water-Jet Function (left)(Photo: Business Wire)

Flexible endoscopes have been developed to be used in low invasive treatment procedures in combination with therapeutic devices. ESD is a procedure invented in Japan over 10 years ago and growing worldwide for its clinical and financial benefits contributing in early recovery, reduced complexities and costs.

Rami Liebenthal, Vice President, Global Product Management commented as follows. “We are launching Splash M-Knife, an innovative multifunctional ESD Device to help spreading ESD globally, accelerating early treatment of gastric cancer. We are confident that the innovative device for precise, efficient and safer ESD sets a new standard for performing a complete ESD therapy. We are committed to propagate the procedure and in its further development”.

Splash M-Knife has following features.

It achieves clear marking, better hemostasis and smoother and easier operation during a procedure without replacing the knife.

Unique Mechanism
Disk in the knife helps hooking up the tissue for improved safety and ease of cutting, while metal plate that closes the knife for clear marking and better hemostasis

Water-Jet Function
It enables additional injection without changing the device

About PENTAX Medical

PENTAX Medical is a division of HOYA Group. Its mission is to improve the standard of patient care and quality of healthcare delivery by providing the best endoscopic products and services with a focus on QUALITY, CLINICALLY RELEVANT INNOVATION, and SIMPLICITY. Through leading edge R&D and manufacturing, PENTAX Medical provides endoscopic imaging devices and solutions to the global medical community. Headquartered in Japan, PENTAX Medical has a worldwide focus and presence with R&D, regional sales, service, and in-country facilities around the globe. For more information, please visit:

HOYA Group
PENTAX Medical
Kaori Kawashima, +81-42-500-5867
GM, Global Marketing Communication