Olympus today said it has launched its product line of five H-SteriScope single-use bronchoscopes.
The single-use endoscopes are for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. They resulted from a collaboration between Olympus subsidiary Veran Medical Technologies and Hunan Vathin Medical Instrument.
“We are very excited to launch our first line of single-use bronchoscopes,” Lynn Ray, VP and GM of global respiratory business at Olympus, said in a news release. “These premium disposable bronchoscopes give physicians flexibility and choice when convenience and portability are critical factors in care. Adding them to our already robust bronchoscopy portfolio aids physicians in achieving faster transitions to diagnosis and treatment for patients.”
H-SteriScope single-use bronchoscopes are designed for tissue biopsy, foreign body retrieval and other advanced procedures to help clinicians target, diagnose and treat patients. Its models have outer diameters ranging from 2.2 mm to 6.2 mm with a working channel range of 1.2 mm to 3.2 mm.
Each bronchoscope has a rotary function that allows insertion tube rotation up to 90º left and right and tip angulation range of 210º up and down.
“With the launch of the H-SteriScopes, Olympus is entering the single-use endoscopy market and ushering in a new era in endoscopy where single-use and traditional scopes are seen together as part of a complete and complementary endoscopy portfolio,” Ken Daignault, VP of strategy and development of the single-use endoscopy unit, said.