Definition : Balloons used in conjunction with a manometer to assess function of rectal sphincter.
Entry Terms : "Balloons, Rectosphincteric"
UMDC code : 17781
Davol was founded in Providence, RI in 1874. Back then, the company supplied the medical community with hot water bottles and catheters. For the past 40 years, Davol has stood out as the market leader in providing solutions in soft tissue reconstruction solutions including products for hernia repair, specialized surgical procedures, fixation and biologic implants.
Ethicon, Inc., a global medical device company, has been a leader in surgical sutures (stitches) for more than 50 years. We have a number of brands that operate under the Ethicon, Inc. brand and share the synergy of being not only part of Ethicon, Inc.but also part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies.
Sierra Scientific Instruments Inc
Sierra Scientific Instruments became part of Given Imaging in April, 2010, having been founded with a goal to bring high-resolution pressure imaging to the medical community for the diagnosis of motility disorders within the GI tract. The scientist- and engineer-founders, including Drs. Ray Clouse in clinical application; Sergiy Kanilo in image processing software; and Jae Son, Bill Peine, and Tom Parks in sensor systems, instrumentation, and product development, launched the company using Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants to develop the ManoScan 360™ system. The system received FDA clearance in 2003.