STERIS | US Endoscopy announces full market release of the BioGuard® air/water cleaning adapter – Olympus

MENTOR, OHIO — DECEMBER 17, 2018 — STERIS | US Endoscopy, a leader in endoscopy device design and manufacturing, announces the release of the BioGuard® air/water cleaning adapter – Olympus. The new cleaning adapter is designed specifically for Olympus GI endoscopes*, offering a single-use option that clears the air/water channel during the bedside pre-cleaning process.

The endoscope bedside pre-cleaning process, for which the BioGuard® air/water cleaning adapter – Olympus has been specifically designed, is critical in helping to remove any debris from the air/water channels that are not manually brushed during the cleaning step of the reprocessing cycle. The new air/water cleaning adapter is disposable, providing an alternative option to manual reprocessing and the need to be tracked with a specific endoscope. The unique appearance and attached warning tag help prevent use during patient procedures.

“The BioGuard® air/water cleaning adapter – Olympus provides a differentiated solution for our Olympus Customers who are looking for a disposable option,” says Tony Siracusa, Vice President and General Manager of US Endoscopy. “This addition to our BioGuard® valve portfolio reiterates our commitment to delivering solutions that address unmet needs in the market, support industry guidelines and improve patient care.”

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US Endoscopy, a subsidiary of STERIS Corporation, is a leader in endoscopy device design and manufacturing, serving the U.S. and international gastrointestinal endoscopy Customers. By listening and delivering solutions in the field of endoscopy, our unique lines of devices provide better, more enhanced product options for GI clinicians. A significant and growing portion of sales are from endoscopic devices created by the company's new product development team with the guidance and direction of physicians and nurses worldwide. For more information, visit www.usendoscopy.com.

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*Compatible with Olympus GI endoscopes, excluding EUS echoendoscopes that utilize a balloon channel.