PENTAX Medical’s new premium video processor and endoscope series now launched

April 24, 2023

See the future of endoscopy with the PENTAX Medical INSPIRA™ video processor (EPK-i8020c)
and i20c endoscope series

PENTAX Medical INSPIRA™ video processor (EPK-i8020c) and i20c endoscope series

HAMBURG, 19 April 2023 - PENTAX Medical, a division of HOYA Group, has launched its two newest innovations: the PENTAX Medical INSPIRA™ premium video processor, and the i20c video endoscope series. The video processor acts as the bridge for legacy endoscopes1, bringing them to next level image quality, whilst the i20c video endoscope series supports procedures with superior vision and ergonomics.

Improved clinical outcomes
Boosting diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities is a core consideration in the development of all PENTAX Medical products. The new PENTAX Medical INSPIRA™video processor aims to improve clinical outcomes by providing optimum image quality for all PENTAX Medical endoscopes, including legacy endoscopes1. When this processor is combined with the new i20c endoscope series, visualization is further enhanced by providing highly detailed images to show vessels and structures in the best possible clarity. Its ergonomic control body and steering wheels allow for improved maneuverability. The new platform is designed to support healthcare professionals in detection, diagnosis and therapy better than ever.

Maximized value
The PENTAX Medical INSPIRA™video processor and i20c video endoscope series are designed to maximize the value of the endoscopy suite. The new video processor upgrades legacy endoscope portfolios to the latest imaging standards1, allowing current endoscope generations to meet high-class clinical needs for an extended duration of time. By providing an LED light source and smart image processing to a wide range of compatible endoscopes, it extends the lifecycle of each endoscope for greater sustainability. The processor’s dual port is compatible with two connection types, which makes this solution a gateway to the future of endoscopes. This i20c endoscope series consists of a unique control body and lightweight connector to enhance the user experience.

Rainer Burkard, Global President at PENTAX Medical, comments: “At PENTAX Medical we care about providing the best possible support for health care professionals. We are very excited about our new premium platform INSPIRA setting new standards in endoscopy: the INSPIRA video processor allows physicians to upgrade legacy endoscopes, whilst being future-proof for the next generation, like the new i20c video endoscopes. Physicians benefit from optimized endoscopic workflows, improved imaging, and visualization, while extending lifecycles and experiencing superior ergonomics.” 

Enhanced experience and satisfaction
PENTAX Medical is committed to continuously developing innovative products in accordance with physicians’ needs, as they spend countless hours working with these instruments. The unique 7-inch touchscreen with intuitive plug-and-play features of the new video processor, alongside the customizable graphical user interface, means that they can truly focus on their patient.

Dr. Marc Giovannini, Chief of the Department of Medico-surgical Digestive Oncology, Institut Paoli-Calmettes, France, shares: “This new processor improves dramatically the quality of the endoscopic image, especially with the 4K screen.” The i20c endoscope series features improved ergonomics and adjustable stiffness, significantly improving the user experience for all physicians. This new generation of endoscopes offers richly detailed imaging, and the Auto-HDR feature provides true colors and high contrasts. Healthcare professionals can enjoy outstanding maneuverability, angulation and handling, combined with further improved vision.

After receiving CE marks in January, these solutions are commercially available from April 19th, 2023. Launch dates may vary between global regions, please contact your local PENTAX Medical sales representative for further information.

Join PENTAX Medical at the ESGE Days 2023, in Dublin, for the official launch event. A team of experts will be there to showcase how these new innovations help any department meet its goals for patient safety, productivity, and sustainability. If you are interested in attending this event in-person or online, or in an interview with an executive, please contact Charlotte Hérault (


1. 90i, i10, J10, 90K and i10c series endoscopes. Not all models are compatible. For details, contact your local PENTAX Medical service facility.


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About PENTAX Medical

PENTAX Medical is a division of HOYA Group. The company’s 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.

PENTAX Medical strives to align with the healthcare community’s Triple Aim goals through transparent partnerships with its customers and by providing the highest quality solutions to help them reach their goals, including enabling customers to improve patient outcomes by offering evidence-based solutions across the continuum of care; ensuring value by supporting the customers to improve their efficiency and minimise their healthcare costs; and enriching patient and provider’s experience by empowering every member of the care team to achieve optimal outcomes through products, education, and support.

Focused on the outcome instead of technological features, PENTAX Medical listens to the healthcare community and their patients, understands their daily obstacles and helps improve endoscopy with smart innovations.

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About HOYA

Founded in 1941 in Tokyo, Japan, HOYA Corporation is a global technology and med-tech company and a leading supplier of innovative high-tech and medical products. HOYA is active in the fields of healthcare and information technology, providing eyeglasses, medical endoscopes, intraocular lenses, optical lenses, as well as key components for semiconductor devices, LCD panels, and hard disk drives. With over 150 offices and subsidiaries worldwide, HOYA currently employs a multinational workforce of 37,000 people. For more information, please visit:


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