PENTAX Medical Europe launches premium solution PlasmaTYPHOON+
The latest technology boosting endoscope reprocessing to enhance patient safety and hospital efficiency
HAMBURG, January 31 2022 – PENTAX Medical Europe has launched a new ultra-fast endoscope drying and storage solution – the PlasmaTYPHOON™+. Designed to improve productivity and traceability, this premium model further advances endoscope reprocessing to enhance patient safety.
In line with their Hygiene Commitment, PENTAX Medical strives to innovate products that focus on ensuring patient safety. This was already a driving factor when developing the PlasmaTYPHOON™ and PlasmaBAG™ system, launched in 2019. Like the classic model, the new PlasmaTYPHOON+ enhances patient safety and boosts turnaround times. Additionally, the PlasmaTYPHOON+ and PlasmaBAG system facilitates seamless workflows – better supporting physicians, nurses, reprocessing staff, and hospital staff across a multitude of departments, while offering full traceability.
Enhanced hygiene and patient safety
The PlasmaTYPHOON+ dries endoscopes of all major brands even faster than before in just 1- 3 minutes, maintaining strong hygiene standards and enhanced safety for every patient. The system uses two types of airflow to ensure each individual channel is perfectly dried: a laminar flow to eliminate the residual fluid in the channel, and a turbulent heated flow to further and completely dry the channel walls.
Boosting the efficiency of drying cycles directly impacts endoscope availability and therefore patient procedures, explains Anne Hillion, Health executive for GI endoscopy & pulmonology Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou, Paris, France: “Since we have had the PlasmaTYPHOON+ and PlasmaBAG system, we have not only improved our reprocessing efficiency but also the hospital efficiency. With the improved endoscope turnover, we are able to reduce waiting times between procedures and therefore schedule more patient procedures.“
In combination with complete drying, storage of the endoscope in the single-use carbon-neutral PlasmaBAG ensures the preservation of its disinfected state for up to 31 days1. To provide a safe and active storage environment, the PlasmaBAG is insufflated with Plasma containing ozone molecules, and then sealed. By maintaining the disinfected state this reduces the need to reprocess endoscopes after storage and also eliminates further risk of recontamination upon transport. As a result, the reprocessed endoscopes are available anywhere, anytime.
Maximising productivity in endoscope reprocessing
The newly designed touch panel display and automatic validation with integrated alarms guide users along every step of the procedure; offering a more intuitive user experience making processes safer and easier.
Visual guidance and colour-coding further improves the process flow. The optimised overall handling of the PlasmaTYPHOON+ and PlasmaBAG system significantly improves the productivity of the hospital department.
Compared to other drying and storage solutions, the PlasmaTYPHOON+ and PlasmaBAG system is not only smaller in footprint, but also offers unlimited storage capacity. Prof. Rocco Trisolini,Director Interventional Pulmonology Unit, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli (Rome, Italy), comments on the advantages of the new system: “The PlasmaTYPHOON+ is the perfect compact solution for us, contributing to an overall reduction in time, cost and space needed. Being able to store the endoscope in the PlasmaBAG for up to 31 days, the endoscope is ready to use for our patients at any time.”
Boosting hospital efficiency and traceability
The PlasmaTYPHOON+ and PlasmaBAG system also offers full traceability with both printed and digital audit-ready data-records. Connectivity to hospital networks and data management systemsenables drying and storage cycles to be linked to patient data – ensuring additional safety in daily processes.
Marion Peukert, Nursing Director Endoscopy Unit, Stauferklinikum, Schwaebisch-Gmuend, Germany, explains how using the PlasmaTYPHOON+ benefits her daily work: “Fast and efficient endoscope drying, contamination proof storage as well as documented evaluation are very important to us. PlasmaTYPHOON+ meets all these requirements. A high hygiene standard brings safety for our patients – and peace of mind for us!”
The PlasmaTYPHOON+ is available from January 31st, 2022. Launch dates may vary between global regions, please contact your local PENTAX Medical sales representative for further information.
Visit www.hygiene.pentaxmedical.com to learn more about PENTAX Medical’s Hygiene Commitment and related products contributing to patient safety and sustainability in endoscopy.
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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.
For more information: www.pentaxmedical.com
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: http://www.hoya.com.