NOSCAR

AcronymDefinition
NOSCARNational Organization for (Putting) Surface Care and Repair
NOSCARNatural Orifice Consortium for Assessment and Research (gastroenterology, endoscopic surgery)
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The work being done by NOSCAR is already benefiting NOTES by providing guidelines and a forum for research that will help move the procedure forward.
In 2007, the Company established the Covidien NOTES Research Fund in conjunction with NOSCAR to support clinical research in key technological areas of incisionless surgery, including peritoneal access, suturing and anastomotic devices.
They are also very committed to surgical innovation and, very early on, made a sizable pledge that funded NOSCAR's first research grants, whose 13 recipients are now engaged in the study of varying aspects of NOTES.
Olympus has also regularly supported development in NOTES technology with NOSCAR through the Olympus Medical Systems Research Fund.
In the meantime, NOSCAR recommends that all NOTES procedures in humans be approved by the Institutional Review Board and reported to a registry.