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We understand the importance of adequate tissue samples in the early detection and diagnosis of GI diseases. That’s why we’ve developed an innovative FNB needle that works with the Beacon™ endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) delivery system.

The SharkCore™ fine needle biopsy (FNB) system is designed with a passive (i.e. automatic) safety shielding feature to aid in the prevention of needle stick injury.

SharkCore™ info sheet

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Order Code Product Description Unit of Measure Quantity
DSL-19-01 Beacon™ EUS Delivery System with SharkCore™ LG FNB Needle, 19-Gauge, Nitinol Each 1
L-19-05 SharkCore™ LG FNB, 19-Gauge, Nitinol Box 5
DSC-22-01 SharkCore™ FNB Biopsy System with Needle, 22-Gauge Each 1
DSC-25-01 SharkCore™ FNB Biopsy System with Needle, 25-Gauge Each 1
C-22-05 SharkCore™ FNB Needle, 22-Gauge Box 5
C-25-05 SharkCore™ FNB Needle, 25-Gauge Box 5

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SharkCore™ is designed with unique needle-tip geometry.

  • Collect cohesive units of tissue with intact cellular architecture1
  • Maximize sample acquisition with six cutting-edge surfaces1
  • Minimizes damage to tissue as it is collected, enhancing tissue acquisition and diagnostic yield1
  • Support flexibility with 19-, 22-, and 25-gauge needles

SharkCore™ fine needle biopsy (FNB) system is compatible with the Beacon™ endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) delivery system.

Discover the Beacon™ endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) delivery system.

  • Risk Information: Those associated with gastrointestinal endoscopy include, but are not limited to: Perforation, hemorrhage, aspiration, fever, hypotension, respiratory depression or arrest, cardiac arrhythmia or arrest, infection, allergic reaction to medication, damage to blood vessels, nerve damage, and acute pancreatitis. Those associated with EUS needle biopsy include but are not limited to: bleeding, pain, death, peritonitis, infection / bacteremia, tumor seeding of the needle tract, and needle fracture requiring intervention for removal. Please refer to the product user manual or www.medtronic.com/gi for detailed information. 

  • 1. DiMaio CJ., et al. Initial Experience with a novel EUS-guided core biopsy needle (SharkCore): results of a large North American multicenter study. Endosc Int Open. 2016;4(9): E974–E979.

  • 2. Young Bang J, Krall K, Jhala N, et al. Comparing Needles and Methods of Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Biopsy to Optimize Specimen Quality and Diagnostic Accuracy for Patients with Pancreatic Masses in a Randomized Trial. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2021;19(4):825–835.e7. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2020.06.042. Epub 2020 Jul 8. PMID: 32652307.​