Kimball Electronics Group, a subsidiary of Kimball International, has entered into an exclusive arrangement with Avantis Medical Systems to produce a revolutionary catheter-based camera device that works in combination with existing colonoscopy equipment.

The Avantis Third Eye Retroscope is a new disposable device that is deployed through the instrument channel of a standard colonoscope to detect pre-cancerous adenomas.

The Third Eye Retroscope provides the physician with an additional retrograde (backward) view of the colon along with the colonoscope’s (forward) view.

The device has confirmed an additional pre-cancerous adenoma detection rate of up to 25%, according to three independent clinical studies conducted on 900 patients.

Early production of the device has begun at the Kimball Electronics’ Fremont facility, with plans to start Kimball’s FDA-certified operation in Thailand.