PENTAX Medical announces exclusive sales agreement with Advanced Sterilization Products in Canada

September 14, 2016

Mississauga, Ontario – PENTAX Medical, an industry leader in endoscopy imaging devices, has signed an exclusive sales agreement with Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP) in Canada, a leader in infection prevention and part of Johnson & Johnson Medical Products, a division of Johnson & Johnson, Inc.

Under the terms of the agreement, PENTAX Canada, Inc. (PENTAX Medical) will be the sole sales agent for EVOTECH® Endoscope Cleaner and Reprocessor (ECR) and CIDEX® OPA CONCENTRATE cleaning solution for endoscopes in Canada.

EVOTECH® Endoscope Cleaner and Reprocessor

EVOTECH® Endoscope Cleaner and Reprocessor


The EVOTECH ECR is the first commercially available system that both cleans* and provides high-level disinfection for a wide range of endoscopes. Manual cleaning of endoscopes is not required prior to placement in the EVOTECH® ECR System when selecting cycles that contain a wash stage.[1]

“We are pleased to work with ASP, a dynamic and responsible Canadian organization, to represent such exceptional products that enhance patient safety,” said David Harrison, General Manager, PENTAX Medical, Canada. “This collaboration is a crucial next step in our continuing shift toward becoming a full-service endoscopy solution provider.”

According to the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG), 1.6 million endoscopic procedures are performed each year in Canada.[2] There are strict reprocessing requirements to ensure endoscopes are cleaned after each procedure.



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. For more information, please visit:


*Does not eliminate bedside pre-cleaning. Manual cleaning of qualified medical devices (endoscopes) is not required prior to placement in the EVOTECH® ECR when selecting those cycles that contain a wash stage. Not all endoscopes can be automatically cleaned, but may be high level disinfected in the EVOTECH® ECR. Please refer to the EVOTECH® ECR User Guide and specific connection diagrams for more detailed information regarding these endoscopes.


[1] EVOTECH ECR User’s Guide, March 2014

[2]; accessed June 2016


Press Contact:
Mariano Franco
Associate Director, Maketing Communications
PENTAX Medical Americas
T: 1.800.750.5558 ext. 244