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The right biopsy forceps can make all the difference

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SpyBiteTM Max, our improved* SpyGlassTM DS compatible biopsy forceps, can help you acquire the sample you need to secure a diagnosis for your patient.

 *Biopsy tissue yield can be doubled using the SpyBiteTM Max versus SpyBiteTM.1

The SpyBite™ Max Biopsy Forceps feature:1

tissue acquisition rate


*Compared to SpyBiteTM.

more tissue
acquired in an average bite* 
of physicians
were more confident in their ability 
to acquire tissue from
challenging scope positions

Clinical evidence supports the use of SpyBiteTM

A 2020 systematic review and meta-analysis of 11 studies of 356 patients diagnosed through biopsy found that SpyBiteTM outperformed other common tools when judged by sensitivity and accuracy:2

Digital single-operator cholangioscopy (DSOC) SpyBiteTM diagnostic yield for indeterminate biliary strictures (pooled results)


Direct Visualisation
Adapted from Wen et al. 2020.


Direct Visualisation

A comparison from 11 studies assessing different methods used to evaluate biliary strictures showed that DSOC with SpyBiteTM achieved high levels of sensitivity, specificity, and accuracycompared to ERCP brush cytology and biopsy
Diagnostic method Sensitivity (%) Specificity (%) Accuracy (%)
DSOC SpyBite™ biopsy 74 98 85
DSOC visual impression 95 92 94
ERCP brush cytology and biopsy 59.4 100 50
Adapted from Wen et al. 2020.

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SpyBiteTM Max Biopsy Forceps

A design enhancement to the legacy, SpyBiteTM Max Biopsy Forceps has been shown to acquire more than 2x tissue in an average bite.

Performing biopsies under direct visualization using the SpyGlass™ System and SpyBiteTM Max Biopsy Forceps (86% sensitivity) enables faster, more accurate diagnosis of malignancies. 

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At Boston Scientific, we understand the challenges you may face in achieving a diagnosis for your patients. We have developed a suite of solutions to help support them:

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