HOYA Group PENTAX Medical is invited to The United Nations Meeting on Improved Global Infection Prevention and Control and Reduce Antimicrobial Resistance

September 21, 2016

Tokyo – HOYA Group PENTAX Medical is invited to the United Nations General Assembly Meeting titled as “Working together across the Public and Private Sectors to Address Antimicrobial Resistance” on September 21st, 2016.

The meeting is an invitation only event at the United Nations focusing on collaboration between the public and private sectors to address AMR (antimicrobial resistance), through improved infection prevention and control, diagnostic testing, surveillance and reporting. In the history of the United Nations, the General Assembly has only held high-level meetings on health issues three times for HIV, Ebola, and chronic diseases like diabetes and obesity. Today’s event is historic as it recognizes the critical importance of intervention to prevent further resistance to these dangerous pathogens.

The background is the worldwide common needs for infection control and antibiotic superbugs. Participants are thought leaders from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes of Health, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and The Japan Ministry of Health.

“This is quite an honor for us to be the only one endoscope manufacturer invited and participating in these collaborative discussions about this global challenge” says Dr. Hudson Garrett, Global Chief Clinical Officer, PENTAX Medical. “We are committed to contribute to raise the bar of infection control for patient safety across the continuum of care globally in all markets that we serve.”

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.

Kaori Kawashima
GM, Global Marketing Communication
PENTAX Medical
HOYA Group
Email: kaori.kawashima@pentaxmedical.com