Clinical studies

BiBBInstruments’ first product, EndoDrill® GI Upper, has been successfully clinically validated in over 100 patients at hospitals in Sweden, particularly in collaboration with Skåne University Hospital in Lund. A published randomised study1 has shown that EndoDrill® GI Upper collects significantly larger biopsies and more deep tissue than conventional biopsy forceps. For several patients, EndoDrill® GI Upper enabled diagnosis after multiple attempts with other sampling methods did not provide samples of sufficient quality to determine whether there was cancer or not.

A number of research studies with EndoDrill® GI Upper are currently under way at Skåne University Hospital in Lund. These are comparative studies for specific indications that are intended to show how EndoDrill® GI Upper works compared to existing collection methods, such as biopsy forceps and ultrasound-guided fine needles.

Additional clinical studies are planned for EndoDrill® GI Upper and for the upcoming instruments EndoDrill® Core Needle and EndoDrill® Model X.

[1] A New Method for Endoscopic Sampling of Submucosal Tissue in the Gastrointestinal Tract: A Comparison of the Biopsy Forceps and a New Drill Instrument. Walther C, Jeremiasen M, Rissler P, Johansson JL, Larsson MS, Walther BS. Surg Innov. 2016 Dec;23(6):572-580.