Echosens announced that its FibroScan device received clearance from the FDA.

FibroScan is used in the clinical management of patients with liver disease such as chronic viral hepatitis C and B and fatty liver diseases.  Transient elastography enables FibroScan to assess liver shear wave speed (m/s) and equivalent stiffness (kPa) at 50Hz in a rapid and non-invasive way. The FibroScan device also explores a large volume that is about 100 times larger than the biopsy.

FibroScan is currently available in 70 countries.

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