US Endoscopy announces full market release of the Histoguide™ wire-guided forceps

MENTOR, OHIO — JULY 9, 2018 — US Endoscopy, a leader in endoscopy device design and manufacturing, announces the release of the Histoguide™ wire-guided forceps - designed to offer safe and effective placement of forceps into the biliary ductal system along a guidewire to facilitate stricture diagnosis during ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) procedures.

ERCP procedures are most commonly performed on patients presenting with symptoms of biliary obstruction, making a proper tissue diagnosis vital in order to determine the best treatment options. Current biliary sampling techniques can be challenging, time consuming, and expensive.

The single-use Histoguide™ wire-guided forceps is a novel ERCP device that tracks along a guidewire to facilitate fast and effective biliary sampling. The standard size forceps with serrated jaws allows physicians to effectively grab and acquire tissue to aid in diagnosis and can be visualized under fluoroscopy. The unique, spring-loaded handle ensures the forceps remain in a closed position to retain the collected tissue samples for pathology.

“The new Histoguide™ wire-guided forceps is a simple and inexpensive solution that addresses the challenges associated with biliary stricture tissue sampling,” says Tony Siracusa, Vice President and General Manager of US Endoscopy. The new Histoguide™ wire-guided forceps joins the clinically proven Infinity® ERCP sampling device. Utilizing these devices for a two-tiered, multi-modality sampling approach may help improve diagnostic capabilities and lead to increased sensitivity during ERCP procedures.”*


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US Endoscopy, a subsidiary of STERIS Corporation, is a leader in endoscopy device design and manufacturing, serving the U.S. and international gastrointestinal endoscopy Customers. By listening and delivering solutions in the field of endoscopy, our unique lines of devices provide better, more enhanced product options for GI clinicians. A significant and growing portion of sales are from endoscopic devices created by the company's new product development team with the guidance and direction of physicians and nurses worldwide. For more information, visit

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*Korc, P. and Sherman, S. “ERCP tissue sampling.” GIE Journal 2016; 84 (4)L 557-571.

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