PENTAX Medical Donates USD430,000 Worth of Medical Devices to Fight Novel Corona Virus (2019-nCoV)

March 6, 2020

Tokyo—March 6th, 2020

China is undergoing tremendous challenges as a result of the novel coronavirus outbreak, which spreads at a high speed with a wide range of influence. Measures taken to limit the spread of infection, such as the suspension of transportation and business operations, have rarely been seen on this scale before.

PENTAX Medical has been paying close attention to the epidemic situation and immediately coordinated the supply of USD430,000 worth of medical devices such as bronchoscopes and intubation scopes to donate to provinces and cities severely affected by the epidemic.

PENTAX Medical bronchoscopes can be used in procedures such as bronchoalveolar lavage and sputum suction, providing high resolution images, precise and concise operation and allowing thorough disinfection. The devices will support medical professionals in the treatment of patients suffering from novel coronavirus pneumonia and help to prevent the virus from spreading further.

The first batch of devices is in transit to hospitals in the worst-affected areas. In the meantime, staff, from management level to sales, technical support and service are working to ensure that all necessary measures are taken for PENTAX Medical to be in the best position possible to provide support to those on the front line of the fight against the novel coronavirus.

“We have a duty and obligation to serve society, the community, hospitals and patients in this truly sad and dangerous time.”  Gerald W. Bottero, Global President, PENTAX Medical mentions.

PENTAX Medical is dedicated to improving the standard of patient care and quality of healthcare delivery. We will continue to pay close attention to the epidemic situation and respond accordingly.


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.

Through providing endoscopic imaging devices and solutions to the global medical community and with its headquartered in Japan, PENTAX Medical has a worldwide focus and a strong presence with R&D, regional sales, service, and in-country facilities in multiple regions around the globe.

PENTAX Medical’s Triple Aim program strives to deliver on the commitment to support its customers and their healthcare organization’s wider objectives through a transparent partnership and by providing the highest quality solutions to help them reach their goals. Enabling customers to improve patient outcomes by offering evidenced based solutions across the continuum of care, dedicated to their needs. From screening through to therapy with full scalabilities. Ensuring values by supporting the customers to improve their efficiency and minimize their healthcare costs. Enriching patient and provider’s experience by empowering every member of the care team to achieve optimal outcomes through products, education and support. For more information, please visit:   For more information, please visit


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’s divisions and business units research and develop products utilized in the healthcare and information technology fields. 

In the healthcare field, we provide medical device products such as eyeglasses, medical endoscopes, contact and intraocular lenses, orthopedic implants, surgical/therapeutic devices and medical device reprocessing and disinfection solutions.  In the information technology field, we provide products such as optical lenses, photomasks and blanks used in the manufacturing process for semiconductor and LCD/OLED devices, text to speech, human resources and other software solutions and critical components for the mass memory and cloud storage industries. With over 150 offices and subsidiaries worldwide, HOYA currently employs a multinational workforce of 37,000 people. For more information, please visit

Media Contact: 

Kaori Kawashima

GM, Corporate Communications & Product Branding

(Document Number: GPM-2019-022)


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