PlasmaTYPHOON and
PlasmaBAG System

The unique solution for fast drying 
and active storage of endoscopes

The creation of an innovation 

In 2011 PlasmaBiotics was founded in Paris, France, as a young and innovative company specialized in the drying and storage of endoscopes. Its core products: the PlasmaTYPHOON, an ultra-fast drying unit for endoscopes, and the PlasmaBAG, a single-use device for active storage with plasma. Today known as the PlasmaTYPHOON and PlasmaBAG System.

The products deliver superior and efficient performance by significantly reducing endoscope reprocessing cycle times. These innovations minimize the risk of bacterial contamination through a highly effective drying mechanism for the endoscopic channels and active storing of the endoscopes with plasma. The PlasmaTYPHOON and PlasmaBAG System also integrates fairly easily into most current endoscope reprocessing protocols.

In 2017, PlasmaBiotics was awarded the first prize at the Innovative Medical Companies Awards by the Alliance for Biologic and Medical Engineering. 

In 2018, PENTAX Medical, a division of the HOYA Group, acquired a controlling interest in PlasmaBiotics SAS, to strengthen the hygiene portfolio and the continued focus on reducing cross-contamination risks.

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PlasmaTYPHOON and PlasmaBAG System
The unique solution for fast drying and active storage of endoscopes

Research shows that to create and maintain an endoscopy’s disinfected status, complete drying is an absolute necessity1).

As part of its Triple Aim program, PENTAX Medical continues to act for improved hygiene control and reduced infection and patient risk with the PlasmaTYPHOON and PlasmaBAG System.

The unique and innovative combination for fast drying and active storage:

 

For ultra-fast and complete endoscope drying

For active storage of endoscopes for up to 31 days2)

1) Julia Kovaleva,a Frans T. M. Peters, b Henny C. van der Mei, c John E. Degener, April 2013 Volume 26 Number 2 Clinical Microbiology Reviews, Transmission of Infection by Flexible Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and Bronchoscopy 
2) Validated for up to 744 storage hours (31 days) according to NF EN 16442 norm. The maximum storage time may be subject to local regulations on endoscope storage.

Benefits

Perfect drying

PlasmaTYPHOON is designed to reduce the risk of infection by perfectly drying the scopes. Insufficient drying can be a source for microbial contamination and the transmission of infectious material.

Controlled storage

The active storage in the PlasmaBAG allows the storage of endoscopes, preserving the disinfection level already achieved. Inadequate storage can be a source of microbial contamination and transmission.

Fully adaptable

The PlasmaTYPHOON and PlasmaBAG System fulfills your needs by adapting to the number of scopes. It requires only limited working space and can help you to increase hospital efficiency.


A climate neutral initiative: The carbon neutral PlasmaBAG

A carbon neutral PlasmaBAG has been made available, offsetting all carbon emissions emitted during the production process. This has replaced the current PlasmaBAG and provides a more environmentally focused product. All carbon emissions emitted during the production process have been calculated and compensated for, by supporting the PROJECT TOGO environmental project

The content guidelines of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Standard (GHG Protocol) and the procedural standards of the ISO standard (ISO 14064-1) were followed when recording the carbon footprint. With this enhancement to the PlasmaBAG, we can ensure climate-friendly production and reduce our CO2 footprint.


PlasmaTYPHOON and PlasmaBAG System

Perfect drying

Reaching a perfectly dry status for endoscopes is crucial for ensuring greater hygiene and potentially lowering infection. The PlasmaTYPHOON uses an innovative approach to offer complete drying, quickly and efficiently.

One to five minutes (depending on the model of the scope) is all that is needed to completely dry an endoscope.

While high velocity flow would break fluid, making it more difficult to dry, PlasmaTYPHOON uses a combination of different level of flows (laminar and turbulent) and temperature to completely dry endoscopes. 4)

Accurate endoscope drying is crucial, whereas a humid environment facilitates microbial growth during storage. The final drying steps greatly reduce the risk of remaining pathogens. 3)

 

3) Julia Kovaleva,a Frans T. M. Peters, b Henny C. van der Mei, c John E. Degener, April 2013 Volume 26 Number 2 Clinical Microbiology Reviews, Transmission of Infection by Flexible Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and Bronchoscopy

4) Biotech-Germande report, January 2015, Evaluation of the Efficacy of a Drying Unit for internal Channels of Endoscopes The unit‘s drying efficacy is validated by microbiological tests performed on different endoscope types, according to European standards, as well as visual observation of a stripped endoscope.


PlasmaTYPHOON and PlasmaBAG System 

Controlled storage

The PlasmaTYPHOON and PlasmaBAG System is a versatile solution with the ability to reprocess scopes efficiently at higher numbers, as well as to be transported easily and safely. 

As drying and storage is applied to the scope singularly and not as an array, it is more flexible than standard methods, such as a drying cabinet, avoiding any duplication of processing endoscopes, and thus providing  an optimized workflow.  

The plasma contains ozone molecules which allows the endoscope to maintain its disinfected state up to 31 days 5)

5) Validated for up to 744 storage hours (31 days) according to NF EN 16442 norm. The maximum storage time may be subject to local regulations on endoscope storage.


PlasmaTYPHOON and PlasmaBAG System 

Fully adaptable

The PlasmaTYPHOON and PlasmaBAG System is a versatile solution with the ability to reprocess scopes efficiently at higher numbers, as well as to be transported easily and safely. 

As drying and storage is applied to the scope singularly and not as an array, it is more flexible than standard methods, such as a drying cabinet, avoiding any duplication of processing endoscopes, and thus providing  an optimized workflow.  

Get the most out of your time and space while also improving hygiene control. Managing endoscopic fleets today is highly complex. This is why the PlasmaTYPHOON and PlasmaBAG System was developed to optimize your efficiency.

Videos

Customer Testimonial CHU Nantes, France
Prof. Didier Lepelletier, Professor and Head of the Hygiene Department, and Madame Bodet, Chief Nurse, at the University Hospital of Nantes, share their experiences with the PlasmaTYPHOON and PlasmaBAG system.

PlasmaTYPHOON and PlasmaBAG System
PENTAX Medical presents the PlasmaTYPHOON and PlasmaBAG system during the ESGE Days 2019 in Prague.

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