Unmet need
In their daily practice, gastroenterologists mostly use laboratory tests to diagnose infections and endoscopic devices to exclude organic lesions. But they have limited means of exploring the dysfunctions of the digestive tract in case of symptoms such as constipation, nausea, dyspepsia, bloating or spasms.

Current diagnostic techniques (manometry, pH-metry, radiology, scintigraphy) yield insufficient information for the physician to rapidly and in a cost effective way asses and treat the patient.

The shortcomings are principally that the information is limited to short segments of the GI tract and over a limited period of time, there is no information about the dynamics of the transit, and in addition the patient has to endure a most uncomfortable and invasive procedure.

Motilis enables a functional exploration solution that gastroenterologists’ can utilize in their daily practice, complementary to laboratory and endoscopic tools.

Indications
Gastrointestinal dysfunctions are very common and affect up to 20% of the population. Motilis has the unique ability to monitor regional transit time thus significantly improving speed of diagnosis and effectiveness of therapy.

Dysmotility is implicated in such functional disorders as
- constipation
- diarrhea
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- gastroparesis

The non-invasiveness of Motilis’ method, and the small size of the capsules, will make it suitable for patient of paediatric age. The prevalence of functional troubles in children is significant, especially for constipation.

Benefits
Motilis answers the critical questions:
- Where is the problem located?
- Is it permanent or intermittent?
- Does it respond to the therapy?
With an accurate analysis of regional transit time Motilis improves the management of the patient’s diagnosis and therapy. Exclusion examinations are not required and effective drugs are prescribed.

For patients:
Avoid risk and pain associated with more invasive exams.
Faster and more cost effective treatment.

For medical practitioners:
Patient treatment in physician’s office.
Expansion of service level at practice.
Fast data collection / interpretation resulting in better control of patient management.
Patient friendly treatment with minimal inconvenience.