The Tokyo-based company said the new device features a combination of advanced cleaning capabilities and improved infection prevention controls to ensure a more reliable performance. The new device also features improved high definition video quality.
The DEC’s single-use, sterile, distal end cap was designed to reduce the likelihood of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae infections which have been linked to duodenoscope devices.
“The new DEC Duodensocope is a world-1st, combining high quality imaging and therapeutic performance with pioneering patient safety features to help reducing the risk of cross-contamination and infection. Simplified reprocessing procedures also help to increase departmental productivity for confident reprocessing. With patient safety and hygiene a key focus for Pentax Medical, we are proud to introduce such an innovative solution to enhance infection prevention for improved patient care,” Pentax EMEA prez Rainer Burkard said in a prepared statement.
In July, Pentax said it inked a joint venture deal with Shanghai Aohua Photoelectricity to develop flexible medical endoscopy products. The new JV will look to offer endoscopy solutions with an initial focus on “needs of emerging markets,” according to Tokyo-based Pentax.