FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Motus GI Holdings, Inc., (NASDAQ: MOTS) ("Motus GI" or the "Company"), a medical technology company dedicated to improving clinical outcomes and enhancing the cost-efficiency of colonoscopy, today announced it will present positive full clinical results from the Company’s REDUCE (“Reliable Endoscopic Diagnosis Utilizing Cleansing Enhancement”) study evaluating the Pure-Vu® System at Digestive Disease Week® 2019 (“DDW”).
Vladimir Kushnir, M.D., Division of Gastroenterology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, will present the REDUCE study clinical results poster titled, “Evaluation of Bowel Cleansing Efficacy in Hospitalized Patient Population Using the Pure-Vu® System” during the Lower GI 2 session being held today, May 20, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. PDT.
The REDUCE study was a multi-center inpatient prospective trial designed to evaluate Pure-Vu® System’s ability to consistently and reliably improve bowel preparation to facilitate a successful colonoscopy in a timely manner in patients who were indicated for a diagnostic colonoscopy. The study enrolled 95 hospitalized patients on schedule regardless of their level of pre-procedural bowel preparation. The primary endpoint for the study was improvement of bowel preparation from baseline to post procedure as assessed by the Boston Bowel Preparation Scale (“BBPS”), which assesses the cleanliness of each of the three segments of the colon on a 0 to 3 scale and requires a minimum score of 2 or better per segment to be considered adequately prepped.
The analysis from the REDUCE study showed statistically significant improvement in each colon segment after Pure-Vu® System use. The per segment BBPS improved from an average baseline of 1.74, 1.74 and 1.5 to 2.89, 2.91 and 2.86, respectively, with a statistically significant p value of .001 for all three segments of the colon. Inpatients that received Pure-Vu® System, adequate bowel preparation improved from a baseline of 38% to 96% in segments evaluated.
“Inadequate bowel preparation affects the quality of a colonoscopy exam and often leads to canceled, delayed and aborted procedures, resulting in prolonged hospitalizations and increased costs. The Pure-Vu® System provides an important innovative solution to address the significant clinical challenges and inefficiencies associated with inadequate prep as witnessed with the positive REDUCE study results,” commented Dr. Kushnir. “I believe the Pure-Vu® System has the potential to improve the care for this challenging patient population.”
“We are excited about the results from the REDUCE study. The data further validates that the Pure-Vu® System has the potential to provide a paradigm shifting solution for patients with insufficient bowel prep, enabling physicians and hospital administrators to improve patient care and reduce costs,” commented Tim Moran, Chief Executive Officer of Motus GI. “We are on track for the commercial launch of Pure-Vu® GEN2 in 2019. We anticipate the results of the REDUCE study will be an essential part of driving early adoption in the market.”
About Digestive Disease Week®
Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) is the largest international gathering of physicians, researchers and academics in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery. Jointly sponsored by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT), DDW takes place May 18-21, 2019, at the San Diego Convention Center. The meeting showcases more than 5,000 abstracts and hundreds of lectures on the latest advances in GI research, medicine and technology. More information can be found at www.ddw.org.
About Motus GI and the Pure-Vu® System
Motus GI Holdings, Inc. is a medical technology company, with subsidiaries in the U.S. and Israel, dedicated to improving clinical outcomes and enhancing the cost-efficiency of colonoscopy. The Company’s flagship product is the Pure-Vu® System, a U.S. FDA cleared medical device indicated to help facilitate the cleaning of a poorly prepared colon during the colonoscopy procedure. The device integrates with standard and slim colonoscopes to enable safe and rapid cleansing during the procedure while preserving established procedural workflow and techniques. The Pure-Vu® System has received CE mark approval in Europe. The Pure-Vu® System is currently being introduced on a pilot basis in the U.S. market, and the Company is planning to initiate a commercial launch focused on the U.S. hospital market in 2019. Challenges with bowel preparation for inpatient colonoscopy represent a significant area of unmet need that directly affects clinical outcomes and increases the cost of care in a market segment that comprises approximately 1.5 million annual procedures in the U.S. and approximately 4 million annual procedures worldwide. Motus GI believes the Pure-Vu® System may improve outcomes and lower costs for hospitals by reducing the time to successful colonoscopy, minimizing delayed and incomplete procedures, and improving the quality of an exam. In clinical studies to date, the Pure-Vu® System significantly increased the number of patients with an adequate cleansing level, according to the Boston Bowel Preparation Scale Score, a validated assessment instrument.
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