GLG Network Survey: Single-Use Endoscopes

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For this Network Survey, GLG interviewed 70 gastroenterologists based in the US and Europe (United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain and Italy) who discussed the COVID-19 impact on the industry and their usage of single-use endoscopes.

What will you learn from this survey?

  • Respondents commented on the impact of COVID-19 on their budget for endoscopes and provided a competitive assessment of single-use endoscopes manufacturers such as Ambu, Olympus, Boston Scientific and Pentax.
  • The survey also investigated the demand outlook for the following years and the respondents’ projections on expected ERCP volume compared to pre-COVID-19 levels.
  • Lastly, the research analysed the key factors in terms of their importance for the utilisation of single-use duodenoscopes in the next years.

Examples of findings:

  • In Europe, 18% of respondents stated their ERCP volume for the following years compared to pre-COVID-19 levels will decrease by more than 10%, while only 10% of the US reported this.
  • While 55% of the interviewed US gastroenterologists mentioned there will be a growth market in single-use colonoscopes and gastroscopes, only 34% of their European colleagues agree.
  • 18% of respondents in Europe stated that the COVID-19 pandemic delayed their practice’s decision and timing to purchase single-use endoscopes, compared to 20% reported in the US.


The GLG Surveys team drafted the questionnaire with the support of GLG Network Member, Ian Cohen, Gastroenterologist at Mount Sinai Health System, Inc.

The standard deliverable includes:

  • 1 x Individual responses (“raw data”), in Excel.
  • 1 x PPT report with aggregated data.
  • In-depth PowerPoint report of survey findings presented by the Network Member via webcast (optional).


  • What is the expected ERCP volume for the following years compared to pre-COVID-19 levels?
  • Please rank the following duodenoscopes in terms of their maneuverability.
  • Please rank the following duodenoscopes in terms of their image quality.
  • How much do you agree with the following statement: “Reusable duodenoscopes that implement the usage of single-use caps resolve the contamination rates of high-risk organisms that reusable scopes have”?
  • What is your overall view of the following manufacturers in the GI endoscopy space in terms of innovation/R&D?
  • When was the last time that you had an interaction with a device representative from a single-use endoscope manufacturer in regards specifically to single-use endoscopes?
  • How important is published peer-reviewed clinical trial data for you in your consideration to purchase a single-use duodenoscope from a particular manufacturer?
  • Do you anticipate a growth market in single-use colonoscopes and single-use gastroscopes?


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