Who we are
ColoWrap is a medical device company dedicated to reducing the incidence and impact of colorectal cancer by improving the delivery and effectiveness of colonoscopy. We strongly believe that colonoscopy remains the best tool available in the fight against colon cancer and anything that makes colonoscopy safer, easier, less costly, or more effective is a WIN for everyone.
What we care about
At ColoWrap, we care about not only patients, but also the health and careers of physicians and nurses.
Why we care
Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death, but if detected early, it is highly treatable. Colonoscopy is the best screening test available for colorectal cancer, but for certain patients, colonoscopy can be difficult, prolonged, and less effective. For these patients, ColoWrap makes getting a colonoscopy easier by:
- Improving patient comfort
- Reducing the risk of patient complications
- Increasing the rate of tumor detection
- Easing physical strain on staff and physicians
Manual pressure and patient repositioning is often required during a procedure to mitigate looping. This puts immense strain on staff, especially with overweight or obese patients.
In numerous studies, use of ColoWrap has been shown to eliminate the need for manual abdominal compression and patient re-positioning in up to 90% of procedures.
89% of endoscopists have suffered pain and/or injury due to performing endoscopy. Repetitive pushing and torquing can lead to overuse injuries, and these risks are maximized when scope looping occurs.
ColoWrap reduces looping by up to 80% and is associated with a 23% reduction in cecal intubation time, cutting down on injuries and increasing productivity.
ColoWrap is simple device that patients wear during colonoscopy. It delivers consistent and adjustable pressure on the abdomen, allowing for easier, safer, and faster scope advancement to the cecum.
ColoWrap is intended for use in patients for whom a difficult colonoscopy is anticipated, for instance, those with a high or low body mass index (BMI), previous abdominal surgeries, hernias, and history of incomplete or difficult colonoscopies. However, some physicians use ColoWrap on all patients to reduce procedure time and to protect themselves and staff from overuse injuries.
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