Curated GI articles May 7th, 2021:
PE platform United Digestive partners with East Atlanta GI
One GI — launched in a pandemic — expands regionally from Memphis (Memphis Business Journal)
Over the next three years, One GI could expand by multiples of where it is today. It has already gone from Gastro One’s 33 physicians to nearly 100 physicians.
Scope Forward podcast – How to start clinical research as an ancillary in gastroenterology (Episode 25)
Listen to the interviews on the move! Praveen Suthrum’s conversations with GI leaders are now available via the Scope Forward podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and elsewhere.
Cologuard company expects $1.7billion revenues in 2021 (Exact Sciences)
Although Exact Sciences saw an increase in revenue in the first quarter of 2021, it had a $31.2 million net loss.
Many Americans Put Off Cancer Screenings Because of COVID-19 (Medscape)
Nearly 10 million screenings for three common cancers were missed in the U.S. because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
How prior authorization affects revenue at Pinnacle GI Partners centers (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Pinnacle GI Partners said it hasn’t seen major effects from prior authorization at its ASCs, but the paperwork approvals have affected more than one-third of the platform’s overall revenue.
United Digestive Partners with East Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates (PRNewswire)
EAGA operates four clinics and two endoscopy centers, and its care team includes four gastroenterologists, two anesthesia providers, and two advanced practice providers.
Doctors Lose Jobs After Speaking Out About Unsafe Conditions (Medscape)
A 2013 study found that nearly 20% reported a possible or real threat to their employment if they expressed concerns about quality of care.
Q&A: Endoscopy modules using AI enhances detection of colorectal polyp (Healio)
Medtronic recently received FDA de novo clearance for the GI Genius intelligence endoscopy module.
GENFIT announces the launch by Labcorp of NASHnext® (Street Insider)
NASHnext® is a novel, noninvasive diagnostic test for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). The test is offered exclusively in the U.S. and Canada through Labcorp, a leading global life sciences company.
Motus GI gets FDA nod to expand colonoscopy cleansing system into upper GI endoscopies (Fierce Biotech)
After years of focusing solely on the colon, Motus GI is living up to the full potential of its name by bringing its endoscopy cleansing technology into other areas of the gastrointestinal tract.
5 ways gastroenterology will be affected long after the pandemic (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Gastroenterology saw enormous setbacks during the pandemic — colorectal cancer screening procedures dropped more than 80 percent in the early stages of COVID-19.
EndoSoft® Announces Issuance of a New Patent for AI System For Detecting and Sizing Lesions (IssueWire)
Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in the United States. When colon cancer gets found early, the chance of survival is much higher.
Tech Talk: Mapping the galaxy’s edge and using AI to treat cancer (Tucson Local Media)
Measuring Cancer Treatments. A new test that uses artificial intelligence may lead to better treatment for advanced bowel cancer patients.
Guardant Health’s blood test predicts risk of colorectal cancer recurrence in study (Medical Device Network)
Guardant Health has reported that its first blood-only liquid biopsy for detecting MRD was able to identify stage I-IV CRC patients with increased risk of recurrence, with greater sensitivity.
NovoBiome launches to develop microbiome-based therapies (The Science Advisory Board)
NovoBiome has been launched as a drug discovery company focused on the development of live biotherapeutic products targeting the microbiome-gut-liver axis.
The Scope: A Conversation With Dr. Benjamin Levy, Cellist, Impresario, GI (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
Adam Marcus and David Robbins, MD, talk with Benjamin Levy, MD, about music, medicine and his role in putting on Tune It Up, a recent concert hosted by the ACG to promote awareness of colorectal cancer.
Podcast: Mentorship podcast, part 2 – The early career experience (AGA)
In the final episode of Season 1, Drs. Brijen Shah and Lauren Nephew share lessons learned after making the leap from mentee to mentor.
Hospital sues gastroenterologists attempting to exit contracts: 5 details (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
TriHealth, a Cincinnati-based health system, has sued to enforce a noncompete clause for 18 gastroenterologists who plan to leave the system in June.