Buckinghamshire, UK, October 12, 2017 – Gastrointestinal and advanced endoscopists, researchers and professors Dr. Kazuki Sumiyama and Dr. Alessandro Repici have joined the Medical Advisory Board of Lumendi, Ltd. (, a privately held innovative, medical device company focused on developing, marketing and distributing surgical tools and devices that provide safe, cost-effective solutions for minimally invasive gastrointestinal interventions

According to Lumendi CEO Dr. Peter Johann, “Both Alessandro and Kazuki bring decades of research and clinical practice to an already strong group of advisors who are providing valuable expertise to our team.”

Alessandro Repici, M.D., is the Director of the Digestive Endoscopy Dept. at the Instituto Clinico Humanitas and Professor of Gastroenterology at the Humanitas University, School of Medicine in Milano, at which approximately 15,000 endoscopic procedures are performed annually, making it the largest endoscopy unit in Italy. In his research activities. Prof. Repici is involved in more than 50 studies, including phase II and phase III studies for U.S. FDA and EMA (European Medicines Agency) approval for new molecules and new devices for diagnostic and operative endoscopy. He is an Expert Member of the National Institute of Health of the Italian Government and a Reviewer for the European Commission for medical projects. Prof. Repici also is the founder of the website Webendoscopy and organizer of one of the largest European Live Endoscopy Courses.

Kazuki Sumiyama, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor of Department of Endoscopy at Jikei University School of Medicine in Tokyo, where he earned his medical degree in 1988 after completing his residency at Jikei University Hospital in 2000. Prof. Sumiyama went on to earn his Ph.D. from Jikei University Graduate School of Medicine in 2003. Since then, Prof. Sumiyama has focused his basic and clinical research projects in the gastrointestinal endoscopy field as a primary investigator at Jikei University. A former post-doctoral fellow at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine (2005-07), Prof. Sumiyama achieved international recognition in developmental research for novel endoscopic therapies, including Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy Submucosal Endoscopy, NOTES and endoscopic full thickness resection. Prof. Sumiyama, has been awarded numerous academic honors and has published more than 200 papers and 300 abstracts.


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