Video Colonoscopes – i10 Series HD+
The i10 Series HD+ Colonoscopes are PENTAX Medical’s premium line of endoscopes for screening, diagnostic and therapeutic treatment in the lower GI tract. The i10 Colonoscopes are available in both standard and slim insertion tube diameters and both equipped with a large 3.8mm instrument channel. The i10 Series HD+ Colonoscopes deliver the best imaging, therapeutic opportunity and ergonomic comfort within the PENTAX Medical Colonoscopy Product Line.
Next generation imaging system with HD+™ CCDs, CloseFocus™ and i-SCAN™
The i10 Series HD+ Colonoscopes are equipped with second-generation HD+ Megapixel Resolution CCDs for exceptional image clarity and detail resolution. Both scopes can be used with i-SCAN™ image enhancement technology that provides the user with an enhanced view of the texture of the mucosal surface and the blood vessels. The EC34-i10L features CloseFocus™ Examination Range allows the physician to get as close as 2mm from the mucosa for even greater resolving power and magnified visualization of the tissue and capillary networks automatically, without the need for button activation.
Improved ergonomic design and control
Endoscopist’s daily procedure volume is growing and putting more pressure on the endoscopist to do more cases and reduce procedure times. The i10 Series HD+ Colonoscopes are designed with a new ergonomic control body to better support higher case volumes and overall comfort in the physician’s hand. With PENTAX Medical i-FLEX™ Graduated Stiffness Insertion Tubes featuring TrueTorque™ Design, the i10 Series HD+ Colonoscopes are designed to balance efficiency, consistency and patient comfort in colonoscopy.
PENTAX Medical and Aohua Establish Flexible Medical Endoscopy Joint Venture
Tokyo, Japan and Shanghai, China - PENTAX Medical (a division of HOYA Group) and Shanghai Aohua Photoelectricity Endoscope Co., Ltd. (AOHUA) today announced the creation of a joint venture to develop products in the field of flexible medical endoscopy. The new company will offer global endoscopy solutions and will initially focus on the needs of emerging markets.
Flexible endoscopy is approximately a $2.5B market globally that is growing at an average of 5% annually. The emerging markets are a key growth driver, based on increasing population, economic growth, investments in medical institutions and infrastructure and a growing demand for minimally invasive procedures.
“We are excited to establish this collaboration with AOHUA that further advances our mission to improve the standard of patient care and quality of healthcare around the world,” said David Woods, Chief Marketing Officer of PENTAX Medical. “The complementary nature of PENTAX Medical and AOHUA’s capabilities will address key healthcare challenges and our two companies share a vision of delivering improved healthcare through early detection of cancer and other GI diseases in these growing markets.”
"Instilling clinical confidence by delivering high performance, reliability and value to our customers is at the core of everything we do," said Gerald W. Bottero, Global President of PENTAX Medical. "Now PENTAX Medical along with AOHUA looks forward to offering endoscopy solutions in the emerging countries all over the world."
The new company, PENTAX-Aohua Medical Technologies Co., Ltd. will be headquartered in Asia and plans to develop and commercialize products beginning with key emerging markets in Asia, Latin America Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. “With PENTAX Medical as our partner, this joint venture provides AOHUA with the immediate opportunity to reach more patients throughout the world,” said Dr. Xiaozhou Gu, CEO of AOHUA. “We have been committed to developing innovative technology and our employees’ hard work and dedication will enable us to continue to deliver better and affordable endoscopy solutions that improve patient care.” Augustine Yee, Chief Legal Officer and Global Head of Corporate Development of HOYA Corporation commented, “This collaboration brings together combined strengths of PENTAX Medical’s global infrastructure and the capabilities and knowledge of the leading endoscope company in China. We look forward to the opportunity leveraging these synergies towards the improvement of patient health globally.”
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. For more information, please visit: www.pentaxmedical.com
Founded in 1941 in Tokyo, Japan, Hoya 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 36,000 people. For more information, please visit http://www.hoya.com.
About Aohua Photoelectricity Endoscope Co., Ltd.
AOHUA, founded in 1994, is a world’s leading provider of endoscopy solutions. In the past two decades, AOHUA has been committed to making the up-to-date imaging technologies and innovative features more accessible to healthcare facilities. Meanwhile, its outstanding R&D and engineering capabilities have enabled it to develop a comprehensive range of products in the field of endoscopy. Today, AOHUA offers a complete endoscopy solution, from gastrointestinal endoscopes, reprocessing systems to endoscopic accessories. With high-quality products, AOHUA has been introduced into more than 80 countries.
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PENTAX Medical Launches the SCOPEPILOT True 3D Endoscope Navigation System in Canada
Mississauga, Ontario – March 3, 2017 – PENTAX Medical, an industry leader in endoscopy imaging devices, has introduced SCOPEPILOT to the Canadian market and is
showcasing this new technology at the Canadian Digestive Disease Week (CDDW) annual meeting. The SCOPEPILOT Navigation Control Unit provides true, real-time 3D representation of an endoscope’s position when inside a patient’s bowel tract.
Located at Booth #1009 during CDDW, in Banff, AB, March 3-5th, visitors can experience how SCOPEPILOT provides clinicians with a highly responsive 3D positional image that delivers a real-time representation of a colonoscope’s orientation for highly accurate insertion tracking and effective colonic loop management. This new technology helps support quality standards in colonoscopy and training, to facilitate smooth and efficient colonoscope navigation for increased patient comfort.
The SCOPEPILOT system provides advanced orientation features to ensure the highest quality standards in colonoscopy and training. These include image rotation on both horizontal and vertical axis to improve differentiation of the insertion tube, as well as zoom functionality for improved evaluation and detection of looping.
A true 3D image is generated by the endoscope’s integrated multi-dimensional sensors which are induced by a magnetic field generated outside of the patient. These sensors transmit to a control unit where data is processed and displayed in real-time during a procedure, enabling dynamic tracking and handling control of the endoscope. The SCOPEPILOT image responds coherently with the movement of the scope providing smooth and stable image quality.
The colour and contrast of the image provides a high depth of view to assist the physician visualize colonic loop configuration. The SCOPEPILOT sensors are integrated into the colonoscope, thus keeping the scope’s working channel free for advanced therapeutic procedures. The system can be activated via the operation panel or remote control when needed at any time during a procedure. Pictures can be taken at the touch of a button and downloaded to a storage device via the USB port in the front panel.
Dr. Lawrence Hookey, Associate Professor, Queen's University Division of Gastroenterology, Kingston, ON, observed, “Endoscopists at all levels of practice will appreciate the way the 3D navigation provided by SCOPEPILOT helps improve their navigation of the colon. The daily use of this device will enhance one’s ability to recognize issues in challenging cases and become a pro-active rather than reactive endoscopist. This is a great example of how technological innovation serves clinical practice in a way that maximizes value for clinicians and patients.”
David Harrison, General Manager of PENTAX Canada Inc, commented, “We are thrilled to introduce SCOPEPILOT, a technology that is designed to assist endoscopists with colon navigation while also integrating seamlessly with our latest HD colonoscope and video processor platform. PENTAX Medical is again demonstrating its continuous commitment to providing solutions that support Quality in Endoscopy.”
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: www.pentaxmedical.com.
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