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Take a look at the most recent news articles about patient safety and infection prevention in endoscopy.

14.11.2022

Get practical tips for the processing of flexible endoscopes for free

A successful use and processing of flexible endoscopes are important to minimise damages on endoscopes and maximise patient safety.

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11.11.2022

20 years in Gastrointestinal endoscopy

Dr. Klaus Mergener, global chief medical officer of Pentax Medical, reflects on changes in GI medicine and offers some predictions for the future in the latest publication of the Clinical Services Journal.

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07.11.2022

Expert sit-down blog series - Infection prevention in operating theatres

Dr Mariusz Skrzypczak, MD, Head of the Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care at the Pulmonology and Thoracic Surgery Center in Poznań, Poland, shares his clinical experience with PENTAX Medical ONE Pulmo™ single-use bronchoscope in the ICU.
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14.10.2022

Clinical Services Journal - Advancing endoscopy with Blackbox Innovations

PENTAX Medical’s Harald Huber and Michael Unger discuss key trends and innovation in endoscopy, with The Clinical Services Journal. They highlight some of the key developments that are expected to advance endoscopy in terms of safety, productivity, and clinical outcomes.
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12.10.2022

International Hospital - Empowering physicians with a range of innovative hygiene solutions

In endoscopy, hygiene is both a challenge and a priority. Harald Huber, Global Vice President for Product and Category Management at PENTAX Medical, emphasizes how important it is to provide physicians a meaningful mix of innovative hygiene solutions.
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12.09.2022

Expert sit-down blog series - High quality pulmonary care with single-use scopes

Prof. Felix Herth, Medical Director of the Department of Internal Medicine and Pneumology at the Thoraxklinik Heidelberg, Germany, discusses his clinical experience with PENTAX Medical ONE Pulmo™ single-use bronchoscope and explains how potential vulnerabilities of cross contamination are avoided with this solution.
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01.09.2022

GastroToday - The power of choice: offering the best clinical and environmental solutions for improved patient outcomes

PENTAX Medical is taking ambitious measures to make GI endoscopy more sustainable. Patient safety remains the primary goal of PENTAX Medical, against which sustainability ambitions need to be weighted. So how to balance sustainability goals with patient safety, all the while actually increasing patient outcomes?
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01.05.2022

Clinical Services Journal - Driving innovation in endoscopy

Michael Unger discusses some of the key healthcare challenges driving innovation in the design of endoscopy hygiene solutions and offers an insight into the ways in which industry is striving to help improve sustainability.
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04.04.2022

FDA Recommends Transition to Duodenoscopes with Innovative Designs

The FDA believes the best solution to reducing the risk of disease transmission by duodenoscopes is through innovative device designs that make reprocessing easier, more effective, or unnecessary.
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04.04.2022

Making endoscopy safe and sustainable

European Hospital spoke with two experts at Pentax Medical about challenges in product development, striking the balance between hygiene and sustainability, and the value of training.
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15.03.2022

Interview: International Hospital speaks to PENTAX Medical about their new focus on ‘Power of Choice’

International Hospital’s Twan Heesakkers speaks to Harald Huber, Global VP for Product and Category Management at PENTAX Medical, about the company’s new single-use bronchoscope, what they are focusing on this year and the ‘Power of Choice’.
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01.03.2022

Recap video: PENTAX Medical Hygiene Event 2022

Exclusive footage from the PENTAX Medical Hygiene Event, held on March 1st 2022, on Patient Safety, Hygiene and Sustainability in endoscopy.
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04.02.2022

Patient safety, Hygiene and Sustainability: Discussing solutions for today's challenges in endoscopy

PENTAX Medical is hosting their second online event, during which four key experts in the field will discuss today's challenges in endoscopy. The speakers will reflect on topics such as the Power of Choice in bronchoscopy, the importance of endoscope drying, the necessity and value of training, and sustainable endoscopy. We welcome you to participate in the breakout sessions and continue the discussion. Register now to make your mark on the future of endoscopic hygiene!
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31.01.2022

PENTAX Medical Europe launches premium solution PlasmaTYPHOON+

PENTAX Medical Europe has launched a new ultra-fast endoscope drying and storage solution – the PlasmaTYPHOON™+. Designed to improve productivity and traceability, this premium model further advances endoscope reprocessing to enhance patient safety.
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03.12.2021

PENTAX Medical Europe expands product offering

PENTAX Medical is expanding its offering, to present clinicians and healthcare providers with the power of choice. The portfolio includes the PENTAX Medical ONE Pulmo™ single-use bronchoscope, and will soon include the Slim DEC™ Duodenoscope (ED32-i10; OE-A65), PlasmaTYPHOON™+, and PENTAX Medical DEC™ hygiene pack.
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02.12.2021

Empowering healthcare providers with the power of choice

Providing innovative endoscopic solutions means understanding clinicians’ needs to optimally treat patients, based on their specific condition. PENTAX Medical provides a range of equipment to treat each and every patient in the most optimal way, in order to minimize the risk of infection.
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09.07.2021

PENTAX Medical ONE Pulmo: the single-use bronchoscope enhancing pulmonary care

PENTAX Medical ONE Pulmo is a single-use bronchoscope providing superior suction and HD image quality to help improve pulmonary care. This single-use bronchoscope offers sterility whilst maintaining its high-level HD visualisation, broadening its clinical application beyond that of a standard disposable scope.
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26.05.2021

PENTAX Medical Europe to launch single-use bronchoscope

PENTAX Medical Europe, a leading company in the endoscopic field, has obtained a CE mark for its new single-use bronchoscope – the PENTAX Medical ONE Pulmo. This innovative product provides high quality care without compromise in pulmonary care. The PENTAX Medical ONE Pulmo is a single-use bronchoscope with superior suction power and HD image quality.
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14.04.2021

Improving Hygiene In Endoscopy

At ESGE Days 2021, PENTAX Medical hosted a symposium to hear from key opinion leaders on Scientific Perspectives on Hygiene Innovation in Endoscopy. 
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Spring 2021

Capsule captures culprit: Dieulafoy's lesion in the small bowel

A 77 year old female presented to our Emergency Department with a three day history of malaena.
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30.03.2021

Raising patient safety standards during endoscopy

Infection prevention is of paramount importance in the practice of endoscopy. 
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30.03.2021

Ways to further improve patient safety in endoscopy

Infection prevention is pivotal in endoscopy. Working closely with experts for market insight is crucial ...
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01.01.2021

Solutions to improve hygiene standards: medical professionals' perspectives

Improving hygiene standards is important to patient safety. 
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21.12.2020

Ways to enhance hygiene in endoscopy

Stringent endoscope cleaning between procedures is vital. 
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17.12.2020

Solutions to improve hygiene standards

Improving hygiene standards is important to patient safety. 
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19.11.2020

Ensuring Patient Safety in Endoscopy

Patient safety in endoscopy must be approached from a holistic perspective ...
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01.09.2020

Ensuring patient safety in endoscopy

Patient safety in endoscopy must be approached from a holistic perspective ... 
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01.09.2020

Ensuring Patient Safety In Endoscopy

Patient safety in endoscopy must be approached from a holistic perspective ...
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26.08.2020

Improving hygiene in endoscopy

The use of flexible endoscopes for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is increasing ...
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12.06.2020

COVID-19: Ensuring Safety In Endoscopy

How can hospitals ensure they protect patients from the potential risks of infection? 
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11.05.2020

COVID-19: PENTAX Medical Talks Supporting Improved Patient Outcomes

How is COVID-19 affecting patient management? 
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01.04.2020

A year with covid-19: supporting hospitals with advanced endoscope drying & effective storage

The PlasmaTYPHOON and PlasmaBAG system ...
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19.03.2020

Empowering Reprocessing Staff: Improving Patient Safety

Human factor aspects of reprocessing can never be completely avoided yet staff can be empowered to reduce the risk of infection. 
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08.01.2020

Enhancing Patient Safety In Endoscopy

Rainer Burkard, Managing Director of PENTAX Europe, discusses the latest hygiene approaches in endoscopy ...
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28.11.2019

PENTAX Medical DEC™ HD Duodenoscope receives FDA clearance

Conventional duodenoscopes are linked to infection risk, despite proper reprocessing after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) procedures. 
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20.11.2019

QUOTED. 20 November 2019. Jeff Shuren.

The US FDA has cleared the PENTAX Medical Video ED34-i10T2, the first duodenoscope for the US market ...
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19.11.2019

Insights from Expert Round Table @ PENTAX Medical R&D Center Augsburg

Experts in endoscopy: infection risk mitigation in reprocessing deserves more attention and a holistic approach ...
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18.11.2019

FDA Clears First Duodenoscope with Disposable Business End

PENTAX Medical won FDA clearance for its ED34-i10T2 duodenoscope that features a disposable elevator end piece ...
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18.11.2019

Drying in endoscope reprocessing: Essential to patient safety

In practice, the drying of the endoscope is often underestimated and therefore a possible pitfall for hygiene and reprocessing steps.
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18.11.2019

FDA Clears Pentax’s Easier-To-Disinfect Duodenoscope

The US FDA cleared PENTAX Medical’s new duodenoscope as the first in the US with a disposable elevator part that reduces the number of parts needed to be disinfected compared to earlier designs. 
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18.11.2019

FDA clears Pentax duodenoscope with disposable part in bid to cut infection risk

FDA cleared the first duodenoscope with a sterile, disposable elevator component Friday in an effort to cut down on the risk of infection from reprocessing the class of devices. 
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18.11.2019

FDA authorises Pentax Medical Video Duodenoscope ED34-i10T2

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given marketing approval for the PENTAX Medical Video Duodenoscope ED34-i10T2 ...
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15.11.2019

FDA clears first duodenoscope with disposable elevator piece, reducing the number of parts needing disinfection

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today cleared for marketing in the U.S. the first duodenoscope with a sterile, disposable elevator component ...
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15.11.2019

FDA clears Pentax's duodenoscope designed to reduce need for disinfection

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday it had cleared medical equipment maker PENTAX of America’s duodenoscope ...
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18.10.2019

Pentax Medical Pushes People, Product And Process Amid New US FDA Guidance

With the US FDA urging providers to transition away from fixed duodenoscopes to newer designs that reduce or eliminate reprocessing of the device ...
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15.09.2019

Infection risk mitigation by simplified IFUs

Duodenoscopes have been long recognized to require precise execution of reprocessing instructions to properly clean and disinfect.
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09.09.2019

Comparison of two storage techniques for heat-sensitive flexible endoscopes

Heat-sensitive flexible endoscopes (HSFE) cannot be autoclaved and French regulations demand their reprocessing every 12 hours when they are not stored using an appropriate system.
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01.09.2019

Infection risk mitigation by simplified IFUs

Duodenoscopes have been long recognized to require precise execution of reprocessing instructions to properly clean and disinfect.
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18.07.2019

Limited time and storage space in endoscope reprocessing: A new perspective

In endoscope reprocessing, time and storage space are always limited. 
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05.07.2019

The question of immediate reuse of endoscopes after reprocessing

Although the importance of scope reprocessing is widely recognized, there is no clear alignment on certain aspects of the reprocessing steps.
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12.06.2019

Hygiene committed: Pentax Medical addresses the challenges in endoscopy

Recent publications have stated that several outbreaks have been caused by insufficient drying of duodenoscopes.
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01.05.2019

2 Devices That Could Clean Up the Dirty Scope Problem

Boston Scientific is on track to launch a single-use duodenoscope this year designed to eliminate scope disinfection challenges completely.
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24.04.2019

PlasmaTYPHOON Endoscope Drying and Storage Device

PENTAX Medical, a global medical technology developer originally founded in Japan, provides the PlasmaTYPHOON Endoscope Drying and Storage Device through its controlling interest in PlasmaBiotics, a company based in France.
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16.04.2019

PlasmaTYPHOON Makes Sure Endoscopes are Dry and Hygienic

PENTAX Medical, a part of HOYA Group, has unveiled a new endoscope processing and storage solution that helps to eliminate any chance of bacterial infections.
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