HyGIeaCare® Preparation for Colonoscopy-A Technical Update for Success Has Been Published in the Journal of Gastrointestinal & Digestive System

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HyGIeaCare® Prep for colonoscopy offers a novel alternative to oral purgative laxatives traditionally prescribed prior to colonoscopy, which allows for adequate visualization of the colon and may ultimately lower barriers to entry for colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening

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“It is expected that the use of the HyGIeaCare Prep will clearly lower barriers to entry for colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening.”

HyGIeaCare Inc. announced that a review of the experience for the first 791 patients in Austin TX has been published in the Journal of Gastroenterology and Digestive System ( http://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/hygieacare-preparation-for-colonoscopya-technical-update-for-success-2161-069X-1000458.php?aid=79003 ). The paper was co-authored by Harish K. Gagneja, Parth Parekh, Dawn Burleson and David Johnson.

HyGIeaCare Prep represents a paradigm shift from the standard per oral purgative laxatives traditionally prescribed prior to colonoscopy. This innovative approach provides a safe and highly effective preparation, a requisite for performance for high quality colonoscopy and detection of colonic lesions.

Patient satisfaction is universally high with 95% of patients willing to pay for a HyGIeaCare prep in the future, despite the additional charge.

Integration into a gastroenterology practice is fluid with scheduling of the colonoscopy coordinated with the time of the HyGIeaCare Prep, so as to allow prompt and timely arrival of all patients to the colonoscopy suite.

By providing options to what otherwise might be barriers specifically related to the intolerance or refusal to take oral purgatives, HyGIeaCare Prep offers a new exciting advance in colonoscopy preparation. It is expected that the use of the HyGIeaCare Prep will clearly lower these barriers to entry for colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening.

“This publication teaches that patient satisfaction from the HyGIeaCare Prep is universally high with 95% of patients willing to pay for a HyGIeaCare prep in the future,” said Gavriel Meron, Chairman and CEO of HyGIeaCare, Inc. “It is expected that the use of the HyGIeaCare Prep will clearly lower barriers to entry for colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening.”

In addition, the HyGIeaCare Prep is safe and there have been no serious adverse events in patients referred by their gastroenterologist who underwent HyGIeaCare Prep in the U.S.

For more information about HyGIeaCare® please go to our website: http://www.hygieacare.com

About HyGIeaCare, Inc.
Gavriel (Gabi) Meron, Chairman and CEO -- founder and former CEO of Given Imaging, the Company that successfully brought the PillCam to the world - partnered with Texas- based Lifestream Purification Systems to form HyGIeaCare, Inc. to bring the HyGIeaCare FDA-cleared Prep System and procedure exclusively to the GI world.

The goal of HyGIeaCare is to provide unique services and solutions to gastroenterologists to deliver better GI outcomes for their patients and their practice through a chain of HyGIeaCare Centers to be established in the US and throughout the world.

To date four HyGIeaCare Centers have already been established – Austin TX in August 2015, and in 2016 - Dallas TX, Norfolk VA and Gilbert AZ. Additional Centers, in Jackson MS and Cincinnati OH are expected to open later in 2016. More than 2,000 patients have performed the procedure with 97% adequately prepped, with very high patient satisfaction - 95% of the patients responding with feedback have told us that they would again choose HyGIeaCare prep over the alternative oral prep.

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Contact: Michal Gorodish michal.gorodish(at)hygieacare(dot)com

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