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About AdaptivEndo

Our Mission

AdaptivEndo™ is dedicated to the advancement of flexible, single-use endoscopes that reduce a patient’s risk and increase access to care. We combine the best aspects of a single-use device with the performance of a high-quality, reusable system that will innovate and disrupt endoscopy. Innovation and solving problems are our passion.

Our Commitment to Quality

Every AdaptivEndo™ team member understands the importance of quality to our mission and their personal responsibility in maintaining it at a high level.  In keeping with the SIDIS core values of integrity, passion, and efficiency, we maintain a Quality Management System that both complies with the applicable regulations and adds engineering value to our development process.  Our Quality Policy likewise reflects our values and our focus on our goal:

Better, safer, more cost-effective endoscopy through innovation, continuous improvement, and regulatory compliance.


The concept for a hybrid flexible endoscope was developed by AdaptivEndo’s founder, Ed Fancher, President of Inventio, Inc., to solve the quality versus cost/waste issue that was inherent to all conventional single-use (fully discarded) flexible endoscopes. After developing the general approach to the technical challenges associated with a hybrid flexible endoscope, Ed began working with Galen Powers, CTO for SIDIS Global, during 2015 to better understand the state of the single-use and re-usable flexible endoscope market, as well as the state of various technologies, including image sensors.

SIDIS's Nigel Ferry and President, Ed Fancher talking at Churhill Downs
CEO, Galen Powers and President, Ed Fancher standing in front of AdaptivEndo trailer.

During early 2016, Ed and Galen began discussing this disruptive endoscopy opportunity with Nigel Ferrey, CEO and the team at SIDIS Global.

At the launch of AdaptivEndo, the company focused on two primary two goals.  First, to assemble an experienced world class medical device development team. Second, to refine the early innovative concepts and develop products that make endoscopy more available, safe and effective.


AdaptivEndo continues to innovate while working on regulatory approval and preparing for potential partnerships for scale up.

SIDIS building photographed at dusk

Simultaneous to investing in the AdaptivEndo vision, SIDIS Global was in the process of rehabbing former 19th century manufacturing building located at 900 East Main Street, Louisville, KY. The building was subsequently dedicated as the SIDIS Center and houses AdaptivEndo, Lifelines Neuro, another SIDIS held company, as well as other businesses, an event space, and an award-winning restaurant.

AdaptivEndo is Powered by SIDIS

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SIDIS is a privately held, purpose-driven company that invests in and manages market-leading life science companies to advance human health globally. With strong core values of integrity, passion and efficiency, they are focused on diverse business nodes ranging from cutting edge bio-instrumentation to next generation medical devices.

"My passion to develop an innovative approach to single-use endoscopy dates back more than a decade when I was part of a team that worked on the first successfully marketed single-use cholangioscope. This sparked a desire to solve the broader issue of scope contamination, while enhancing clinical capabilities and minimizing the cost and waste associated with a traditional single-use endoscope.” 

- Hershel (Ed) Fancher, PE - Founder & President

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