Press Release – XenoscopeTM, the revolutionary cost-effective laparoscope wins FDA fast track clearance
SALT LAKE CITY, September 28, 2016 –Xenocor, Inc., an emerging leader in developing a new, revolutionary medical imaging platform that provides the most cost-effective high definition laparoscopy solutions, announced today that its first product, the Xenoscope, was...
Xenoscope, an inexpensive laparoscope for minimally invasive surgery, was born of an iPhone flashlight By MELINDA BECK Original Article Two-thirds of the world’s population—some five billion people—lack access to safe, affordable surgical care. An $85 device conceived...
What People Are Saying
“The benefits of minimally invasive surgery elude much of the developing world secondary to expensive equipment. The revolutionary low-cost xenoscope has the potential to revolutionize and expand surgical care for the over 5 billion people in resource-poor countries. This low-cost laparoscope also has the potential to disrupt high-cost surgical care leading to decreased cost of health care in high-income countries.”Ray Price
Along with his position at the University of Utah, Dr. Price is also a trained General and Trauma Surgeon, Intermountain Surgical Specialist with Intermountain Healthcare; Director of Graduate Surgical Education at Intermountain Medical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah; Associate Director of the Center for Global Surgery, University of Utah; Professor, Health Sciences University of Mongolia; and Medical Director, Dr. W.C. Swanson Family Foundation, Ogden, Utah. He focuses on advanced laparoscopy, surgical oncology, endocrine, and trauma surgery. He first developed a passion for global medical work while a missionary for two years in Thailand from 1978-80. Since then, Dr. Price has participated in or led medical and surgical expeditions to Asia, Latin America, Africa, and Haiti. Over the last 10 years, he has been dedicated to improving education and access to surgical care globally, especially in resource poor areas. He is a member of the International Medical Surgical Response Team (IMSURT) West, one of the three federal international disaster response teams in the United States. Dr. Price received his undergraduate degree from the University of Utah, his Medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and completed a surgical residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
“The development of a low cost laparoscope that works with a tablet and other portable devices is a game-changer for MIS practice in low resource settings, particularly in Africa. By aiding cheaper acquisition and maintenance it will solve our foremost challenge with laparoscopy, but more exciting is the prospect of performing the procedure in a simpler, less cumbersome theatre environment.”Dr Adewale O. Adisa
Dr Adewale O. Adisa
Dr Adewale O. Adisa MD, FWACS, FMCS(Nig.), D.MAS. is a consultant Surgeon & Senior Lecturer in the Department of Surgery, Obafemi Awolowo University & Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He is member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), Society for The Surgery of Alimentary Tract (SSAT) and was awarded the 2015 SSAT Travelling Fellowship.
“A reliable, high-resolution, low cost laparoscope that would increase access and provide better patient care and reduce the risks of cross-contamination of patients would be a very exciting addition and would cause a discrepant change to the market place and in my mind would have an enormous market potential.”Wm. Dean Wallace, M.D., Ph.D.
Wm. Dean Wallace, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Wallace received an MD from the University of Utah School of Medicine as well as a PhD in Biophysics. He has been designing and developing medical devices for over 40 years. He founded Clinical Innovations in 1993, and has been involved with the administration and development of new products ever since.