Examination of the stomach, colon and respiratory tract via flexible endoscopes is one of the most common examinations in the world. As a pathologist and clinical cytologist, Dr. Charles Walther performs microscopic examinations of tumor biopsy samples as well as well as tumor sampling with various existing instruments. The evaluation of the quality of information provided by the different instruments is, therefore, inherent in his daily diagnostic work.
Inadequate biopsy material is a recurrent problem not only for health care professionals but also poses an impact on patient care and outcomes. Recognizing this challenge as an opportunity, Dr. Charles Walther invented B!BBInstruments’ new biopsy instrument for flexible endoscopic examinations. Together with Prof. Bruno Walther, the EndoDrill® has been developed and tested with improved outcomes for the patient, clinician and pathologist in mind.
Dr. Charles Walther has won an award on the Swedish TV4´s program, “The inventors” (the Swedish version of the program “American Inventor’s”) for the instrument.