Pentax Medical announced today that it launched its EB-J10 Series bronchoscopes in the U.S. after receiving FDA 510(k) clearance.
The Hoya (TYO:7741) subsidiary’s EB-J10 Series bronchoscopes are designed to provide high-definition visualization of the bronchus and have compatibility with the simultaneously launched Defina video processor for supporting pulmonology practices with advanced imaging.
Montvale, N.J.-based Pentax’s EB-J10 Series scopes were specifically engineered to ease maneuverability and physician comfort during procedures, according to a news release. They come in standard and slim sizes with large instrument channels and a re-designed layout for easier device insertion and strong suction capability.
The newly unveiled EPK-3000 Defina video processor system offers a compact, lightweight processor with advanced features to support multi-disciplinary practices, which are also possible when combining the EB-J10 Series with Pentax’s Optivista Plus and EPK-i5010 processors.
“Through our close relationships with practicing endoscopists worldwide, and with their clinical needs in mind, we have developed a high-definition video endoscope system that delivers on optimal visualization, providing abounding clarity,” Pentax chief commercial officer for the Americas Rainer Burkard said in the release. “We have produced a system that also offers high standards in hygiene and ergonomics for the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic applications in the Pulmonology field. With the EB-J10 Series, and in combination with the new EPK-3000 HD processor, our new video bronchoscopy platform is engineered to support the delivery of optimal clinical outcomes and image quality.”