Apollo Endosurgery announces first commercial shipment of OverStitch system
Apollo Endosurgery announced the first commercial shipments of the OverStitch Sx Endoscopic Suturing System. These initial customer shipments launch the first phase of the global product launch for Overstitch Sx. This first phase will be a limited launch with select gastroenterologists and bariatric surgeons in both the United States and European Union through the end of 2018. The full commercial launch is planned in the 1st quarter of 2019. Flexible endoscopic suturing using Apollo's OverStitch(TM) Endoscopic Suturing System is now established as an important tool for both surgeons and gastroenterologists that enables a wide array of new endolumenally performed patient treatment options. The OverStitch Sx is designed for compatibility with single-channel endoscopes with diameters ranging from 8.8mm to 9.8mm, and therefore provides more physicians with access to the benefits of full-thickness flexible endoscopic suturing regardless of their hospital's selection of endoscopic capital equipment or endoscope manufacturer.