Prof. Alexander Meining, Interventional and Experimental Endoscopy (InExEn), Internal Medicine II, University Hospital Würzburg, received the ESGE Innovation of the Year 2020 Award for the presentation of the over-the-scope-grasper OTSG Xcavator. This award honors the most inspiring and potentially game-changing innovations in endoscopy.
As the ESGE Days 2020 in Dublin had to be canceled due to the Corona pandemic, the award ceremony took place online. During a webinar, Prof. Alexander Meining presented the principle and the benefits of the OTSG Xcavator for transgastric necrosectomy, blood clot removal, and removal of food impacts and foreign bodies. The unique large capacity of the Xcavator allows a quick and safe removal of foreign bodies or tissue which are difficult to grasp with conventional instruments.
The Ovesco Endoscopy AG developed the OTSG Xcavator in close collaboration with Prof. Meining and will launch the product by the end of this year. We cordially congratulate Prof. Meining and want to thank him for the fruitful and innovative collaboration.