Creo Medical Group plc

10/17/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/17/2019 01:18

UK Endoscopy Training Course

Creo Medical Group plc

('Creo' or the 'Company')

UK Endoscopy Training Course

Live demonstrations and training using Creo's Speedboat and CROMA platform

Creo Medical Group plc (AIM: CREO), a medical device company focused on the emerging field of surgical endoscopy, announces that Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital in Margate ('QEQM Hospital'), part of the East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust ('East Kent Trust'), today hosts its third endoscopy training course. The three-day training course will include live demonstrations and hands-on stations training on Creo's Speedboatdevice.

The Course convenor is Dr Zacharias Tsiamoulos, Consultant in Gastroenterology and Specialist in GI Endoscopy at the East Kent Trust. Dr Tsiamoulos isa key opinion leader in the field of Gastrointestinal ('GI') therapeutic endoscopy and a leading user of Speedboatfor colorectal endoscopic submucosal dissection, an advanced surgical procedure using endoscopy to remove gastrointestinal pre-cancerous lesions that have not entered the muscle layer.

A number of the International and National Faculty participants have already been trained on Speedboatthrough the Company's Clinical Education Programme. These first adopters, as well as other clinicians from multiple international jurisdictions, including Norio Fukami, Professor of Gastroenterology at the Mayo Clinic, Arizona (US), will be able to share their expertise and experience with the East Kent Trust delegates. The full programme and list of attendees are available through the following link: https://meded.ekhuft.nhs.uk/resources/kent2019

About Speedboatand CROMA

Speedboat is the first in a range of endoscopic minimally invasive surgical devices to be cleared for use with the Company's CROMA Advanced Energy platform, which uniquely combines bipolar radiofrequency energy for precise tissue dissection along with microwave energy for highly controlled coagulation and tissue ablation. A growing number of GI Endoscopists in the UK, South Africa, Mainland Europe and the US have now performed multiple successful treatments using Speedboat, removing lesions in both upper and lower GI cases.

Typically, instead of having to undergo surgery under general anaesthetic, these patients only needed sedation and were treated as day patients. As a result, Speedboathelps to reduce the risks associated with alternative open, laparoscopic and existing endoscopic procedures, reducing the length of stay in hospital for the patient and the cost of treatment by transferring therapy from the operating theatre to the endoscopy room.

Craig Gulliford, Chief Executive Officer of Creo, commented:'We are extremely proud that the third Kent Course is underway and will include demonstrations and lectures on the use of Speedboat. In time we expect this to help expand the list of physicians capable of carrying out procedures using our technology. It is paramount that each clinician is mentored and given the best training so they can deliver consistently accurate procedures for the patients and ensure that surgical endoscopy using Creo's technology is safely adopted worldwide.'

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About Creo Medical

Creo Medical, founded in 2003, is a medical device company focused on the development and commercialisation of minimally invasive surgical devices, by bringing advanced energy to endoscopy. The Company's mission is to improve patient outcomes by applying microwave and radiofrequency energy to surgical endoscopy. Creo has developed CROMA, an electrosurgical advanced energy platform that combines bipolar RF for precise localised cutting and microwave for controlled coagulation. This technology provides clinicians with flexible, accurate and controlled surgical solutions.

The Company's strategy is to bring its CROMA Advanced Energy platform to market through a suite of medical devices which the Company has designed, initially for the emerging field of GI therapeutic endoscopy, an area with high unmet needs. The CROMA Advanced Energy platform will be developed further for bronchoscopy and laparoscopy procedures. The Company believes that its technology can impact the landscape of surgery and endoscopy by providing a safer, less-invasive and more cost-efficient option of treatment.

For more information about Creo Medical please see our website, investors.creomedical.com