3NT Medical today announced its Peregrine Drivable ENT scope has received FDA 510(k) clearance.
Short Hills, N.J.-based 3NT Medical designed the Peregrine as a single-use endoscope that gives ENT surgeons views of the sinus anatomy. It gives surgeons access to the furthest reaches of the sinus to visualize anatomic landmarks up close with minimal resection intra-operative and post-operatively.
Peregrine has a 2.3mm tip that can be angled sharply through a single-hand operation. It can be used with a traditional 0º rigid endoscope or as the main endoscope in an operating room. The single-use endoscope also has a small-footprint video console to eliminate the need for bulky endoscopy towers, according to 3NT Medical.
In a study, Peregrine was able to view 100% of the frontal and sphenoid sinuses and 97.1% of the maxillary sinus compared to 45.3%, 53.3% and 39.4%, respectively, in 4mm rigid endoscopes ranging from 0º to 70º.
“Assessing the sinuses from a distance is now a thing of the past with Peregrine. This new scope joins our commercially available Colibri Micro ENT Scope for otologists, and demonstrates that 3NT Medical is executing on its vision of creating a portfolio of endoscopes designed specifically for ENT use,” CEO Ehud Bendory said in a news release. “We designed Peregrine exclusively for ENT surgeons to enable a better surgical experience for them as they strive to provide better outcomes and an enhanced experience for their patients.”