We are pleased to share that our research on the “Magnetic Flexible Endoscope: A Novel Platform for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Colonoscopy” has been featured on the cover of the March 2024 issue of the International Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

This collaborative effort, between Claire A. Landewee, Conchúbhair Winters, James Martin, Joseph Norton, Simone Calo, Bruno Scaglioni, Tamaryn Townley, Jun Wai Kow, Pietro Valdastri, Venkataraman Subramanian and Keith L. Obstein represents an advance in colonoscopy technology. The Magnetic Flexible Endoscope (MFE) is designed to address the limitations of conventional colonoscopes by integrating a robot-assisted, magnetically manipulated system that aims to enhance procedural safety and patient comfort.

The device incorporates a single-use, highly flexible design that reduces the risk of colonic trauma, potentially lowers the need for sedation, and improves the ergonomic experience for endoscopists. Our study discusses these technological advancements and their implications for future endoscopic practices.

For more information on the study and to access the full article, please visit journals.elsevier.com/igie.

We look forward to continuing our contributions to the development of safer and more effective diagnostic tools in the field of gastrointestinal endoscopy.