Arc Medical Design Ltd, a Subsidiary of Norgine Enters Into US and Canada Distribution Agreement With Olympus Corporation of the Americas for ENDOCUFF VISION®

LONDON, May 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Device designed to improve visualisation of the colon

Norgine B.V. and its subsidiary Arc Medical Design Ltd today announced a new distribution agreement by which Arc appoints Olympus Corporation of the Americas as the exclusive distributor of ENDOCUFF VISION(R) in the US and Canada. The ENDOCUFF VISION(R) will be showcased at the adjoining Arc and Olympus booths at the Digestive Disease Week (DDW) conference in San Diego, California May 22-26, 2016.

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ENDOCUFF VISION(R) is a medical device designed to improve visualisation for certain endoscopic procedures such as colonoscopies. Placed on the distal tip of a colonoscope, its unique hinged arms fall flat against the shaft of the scope so that forward advancement is not hindered. During withdrawal, the arms flare out to stabilise the tip, reduce slippage and gently stretch the mucosal surface to allow the physician thorough inspection of the anatomy during the search for polyps.

Tas Javed, Managing Director at Arc Medical said: "This new distribution agreement will ensure the successful international exposure of the ENDOCUFF VISION(R) in the US and Canada. ENDOCUFF VISION(R), designed with input from physicians, improves tip control and visualisation during colonoscopy."

"We are pleased to strengthen our commercial strategy through this relationship with Arc Medical," said Christos Monovoukas, VP, Business Development and Strategy at Olympus America Inc. "This agreement represents a significant market opportunity for the Olympus endoscopy business and an important advantage for our customers and their patients."

ENDOCUFF VISION(R) is sold in Europe and Australia and New Zealand through Norgine's infrastructure.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

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