We are delighted to announce that we are now packaging and distributing the SNAP (Safe Nasendoscopic Assisted Procedure) device developed by endoscope-i. DTR Medical will be the exclusive national and global distributor of the life-saving product.

Why SNAP?

Performing Nasendoscopy procedures puts both ENT Surgeons and Speech & Language Therapists at significantly higher levels of contracting COVID-19. The SNAP device aims to provide better safety and care for both the Patient and Clinician. The device ensures safe passage of a Nasendoscopy through a Surgical Mask, creating an aperture for the Endoscope to pass through into the Nasal Cavity. This meaning that any coughs, splutters or sneezes that occur throughout the procedure are caught in a mask worn by the patient, which is easily disposed of after the procedure.

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endoscope-i are made up of a team of Surgeons and Engineers with the goal of creating simple solutions for seemingly complex problems. With only 8% of Nasendoscopies currently being performed[1], this brand-new innovation was designed with the aim of getting clinicians back to Endoscoping patients safely.

“COVID-19 has disrupted many aspects of our home and professional lives. ENT services across the world have been placed into disarray whilst clinicians debated the true meaning of an Aerosol Generating Procedure (AGPs). Like many clinicians, we were concerned to see the huge negative impact reducing Nasendoscopic examinations had on the early diagnosis of cancer not to mention many of the other commonly presenting ENT conditions. Being both Clinicians and innovators, we were able to pool the skill sets within our company, endoscope-i, to conceive, prototype, design, test and manufacture a safe method of performing Nasendoscopy through a surgical mask. Thank you for making the clinical environment a safer place for our patients and colleagues. Safe endoscopy starts with a ‘SNAP’.”

Ajith George, FRCS, Consultant ENT Surgeon & Chris Coulson, PhD, FRCS, Consultant ENT Surgeon

A Free Box for Every NHS ENT Clinic in the UK

As part of our commitment to help protect our frontline healthcare workers, alongside endoscope-i we will be supplying a free box of SNAP’s to every UK ENT Clinic in the NHS.

If you are interested in the SNAP device or would like more information, please contact marketing@dtrmedical.com.

[1] https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-52558135