Bioceptive has received 510(k) clearance for a suction cervical retractor as a new option for women and physicians undergoing a wide array of gynecological procedures. Bioceptive’s new non-traumatic device uses gentle suction to engage the cervix, creating an easy portal into the uterus for a variety of instruments and procedures including endometrial biopsies, IUD insertion, fertility procedures and others. It replaces the standard cervical tenaculum forceps, which are used to pierce and clamp cervical tissue in order to stabilize the cervix and uterus.

This device will serve as Bioceptive’s platform for its pipeline of products currently under development and in preclinical testing. The company expects to begin a limited market rollout in late 2015.

January 27, 2015 — Read more at FierceMedicalDevices