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Clear Cut - July 2015 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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C2 Therapeutics | Coldplay CryoBalloon Focal Ablation System The chief advantage of this cryotherapy technology for Barrett's esophagus — and it's a big advantage — is that it expands gastro docs' opportunities for ablation treatment with- out demanding a major capital investment. The fact that it's a handheld device with no large equipment to wheel in means that the nurses who set up the cases will appreciate it, too. The system ablates lesions with a single-use balloon catheter that's passed through an endoscope's working channel, then inflated and cooled by a cartridge of nitrous oxide plugged into a single-use, self-contained, battery-powered control handle. The balloon conforms to the shape of the esophagus and a precise spray of the inert coolant treats the lesions. No $100,000 radiofrequency ablation generator or huge tank of liq- uid nitrogen necessary. A rep from C2 Therapeutics says the product, which is currently in a "contained com- mercial launch," is expect- ed to be priced to a similar cost-per-case as other abla- tion methods. 7 2 O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E | J U LY 2 0 1 5 WWW.CYGNUSMEDICAL.COM | 800.990.7489 z FEEL THE CHILL A supercooled bal- loon catheter ablates Barrett's esophagus without heavy equipment.

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