Video Colonoscopes – i10 Series HD+
The i10 Series HD+ Colonoscopes are PENTAX Medical’s premium line of endoscopes for screening, diagnostic and therapeutic treatment in the lower GI tract. The i10 Colonoscopes are available in both standard and slim insertion tube diameters and both equipped with a large 3.8mm instrument channel. The i10 Series HD+ Colonoscopes deliver the best imaging, therapeutic opportunity and ergonomic comfort within the PENTAX Medical Colonoscopy Product Line.
Next generation imaging system with HD+™ CCDs, CloseFocus™ and i-SCAN™
The i10 Series HD+ Colonoscopes are equipped with second-generation HD+ Megapixel Resolution CCDs for exceptional image clarity and detail resolution. Both scopes can be used with i-SCAN™ image enhancement technology that provides the user with an enhanced view of the texture of the mucosal surface and the blood vessels. The EC34-i10L features CloseFocus™ Examination Range allows the physician to get as close as 2mm from the mucosa for even greater resolving power and magnified visualization of the tissue and capillary networks automatically, without the need for button activation.
Improved ergonomic design and control
Endoscopist’s daily procedure volume is growing and putting more pressure on the endoscopist to do more cases and reduce procedure times. The i10 Series HD+ Colonoscopes are designed with a new ergonomic control body to better support higher case volumes and overall comfort in the physician’s hand. With PENTAX Medical i-FLEX™ Graduated Stiffness Insertion Tubes featuring TrueTorque™ Design, the i10 Series HD+ Colonoscopes are designed to balance efficiency, consistency and patient comfort in colonoscopy.
Employment Opportunity Scam Targeting U.S. and Canadian Individuals
The purpose of this advisory is to inform the general public of a social media, e-mail, and telephone scam that is currently targeting the general public in the United States and Canada.
On a regular basis, a group of individuals without affiliation to PENTAX Medical is posing as company recruitment, sales, or marketing representatives and contacting the general public offering employment opportunities. This is an attempt to capture personal information, which may be used for illegal purposes.
If you are contacted with this request, please do not respond and report the individual to the corresponding social media administrator. In addition, please inform us via email at HR@pentaxmedical.com or by telephone at 1-800-431-5880 (United States) or 1-800-750-5558 (Canada).
PENTAX Medical will never request sensitive personal information during the recruitment process.
PENTAX Medical Issues Updated Instructions for Use for its ED-3490TK Video Duodenoscope
Montvale, NJ -- PENTAX Medical has announced that the company updated the Reprocessing and Operation Instructions for Use (“IFU”) for the PENTAX Medical ED-3490TK Video Duodenoscope. These instructions include updated validated procedures for cleaning, high level disinfection, and sterilization.
Following publicized reports of multi-drug resistant bacteria being linked to endoscopes used for Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (“ECRP”) procedures, PENTAX Medical has been working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) to validate the reprocessing procedures that are provided in the updated Reprocessing IFU. The FDA’s communication regarding the updated IFU is available here: http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/ucm486772.htm
"We have been working closely with FDA to update these Instructions. Maintaining patient safety and quality is our utmost priority," said Dr. Frank Canonica, Chief Infection Control Officer, of PENTAX Medical. "We have alerted our customers about the updated IFUs. In addition, PENTAX Medical has a dedicated team of clinical specialists who will be visiting customer facilities to conduct reprocessing in-servicing and training.”
In addition, PENTAX Medical has announced that it has retired service and support of discontinued PENTAX Medical 30, 40, and 70 Series duodenoscopes. These endoscopes were introduced into the market over ten years ago and have since been replaced with the current generation model, ED-3490TK Video Duodenoscope. PENTAX Medical representatives will be reaching out to customers who own or lease one or more of the retired duodenoscope models to invite them to transition to the current model, the ED-3490TK.
PENTAX Medical is dedicated to reducing the risk of infection in flexible endoscopy by consistently developing new advancements in flexible endoscope design, reprocessing procedures, customer tools, and training. Over 500,000 ERCP procedures are performed in the United States every year. The emergence of multi-drug resistant bacteria presents a formidable challenge to the entire healthcare community. As is the case for many other types of endoscopic procedures, the rate of infection for ERCP remains extremely low, and the FDA continues to acknowledge that for most patients the benefit of ERCP outweighs the risks of infection.
About PENTAX Medical
PENTAX Medical is a division of HOYA Group. Its mission is to improve the standard of patient care and quality of healthcare delivery by providing the best endoscopic products and services with a focus on QUALITY, CLINICALLY RELEVANT INNOVATION, and SIMPLICITY. Through leading edge R&D and manufacturing, PENTAX Medical provides endoscopic imaging devices and solutions to the global medical community. Headquartered in Japan, PENTAX Medical has a worldwide focus and presence with R&D, regional sales, service, and in-country facilities around the globe. PENTAX Medical employees represent the diverse countries where we do business, allowing us to provide innovative solutions tailored to meet local needs. www.PENTAXmedical.com