Humanitas is also among the six gastroenterology centers that will create a database and a register that will collect demographic, procedural and follow-up data in five different European countries on endoluminal suture operations using Apollo Endosurgery’s OverStitchTM endoscopic system.
Professor Alessandro Repici, Director of the Department of Digestive Endoscopy Unit of Humanitas, will play the role of Principal Investigator.
“The European GI registry for endoscopic sutures is a great opportunity to create a repository of data on advanced gastrointestinal applications from some of the most important European centers and will allow a better understanding of the effectiveness, benefits and outcomes associated with endoscopic suturing procedures,” explained Professor Repici.
The agreement, born between Humanitas and Apollo Endosurgery, which operates in the field of mini-invasive medical devices for bariatric and gastrointestinal procedures, will lead to the creation of a multi-center register that will allow the creation of a database of information for gastrointestinal applications performed using the endoscopic suture system patented by Apollo.
Data will be collected on a variety of applications where the Apollo system is used: full thickness suture and mucosal defects, post-operative complications, perforations, endoprosthesis fixation, gastrointestinal bleeding treatment and other procedures.
The goal is to support the clinical use and benefits of endoluminal suturing and provide real data on the safety and efficacy that can support physicians, patients and payers in making informed decisions.
“The future of therapeutic endoscopy is very promising and flexible endoscopic suturing with OverStitch is very useful. These leading centers in Europe participating in the registry will help generate data for their colleagues and for national health systems across Europe, “said Todd Newton, CEO of Apollo Endosurgery.