Navigation Links
Olympus develops world's fastest, most compatible endoscope reprocessor
Date:5/6/2010

CENTER VALLEY, PA (May 6, 2010) -- Olympus, a precision technology leader, designing and delivering innovative solutions in medical and surgical products, today announced the launch of the OER-Pro, the fastest technology in automated endoscope reprocessing and the only reprocessor on the market designed by an endoscope manufacturer. Though compact, the new reprocessor1 can simultaneously clean and disinfect two flexible endoscopes in 29 minutes -- faster than any other model. The OER-Pro also has numerous safety features including sensor technology that performs automated detection functions, and the ability to automatically shut down operation if a leak is detected in the machine. Automation along with faster reprocessing allows facilities a more rapid turnaround time for scopes.

"By offering a validated endoscope reprocessor, Olympus assures its customers effective reprocessing of their Olympus endoscopes and compatibility of their endoscopes, disinfectant and automated endoscope reprocessor (AER)," said Bradley Catalone, MBA, Ph.D., director of clinical affairs at Olympus America Inc. "There often are inconsistencies between the reprocessing instructions provided by the endoscope manufacturer and the AER manufacturer; inadequately cleaned endoscopes prior to the use of the AER; and users of AERs reprocessing endoscopes that should not be processed in those AERs. Olympus can help customers avoid those problems by offering an automated reprocessor which is designed specifically for our endoscopes and includes technologies that are completely compatible with each other. Now, the same engineering and quality customers have come to expect in Olympus imaging devices are integrated into the OER-Pro."

The OER-Pro automates manual flushing of endoscope channels, the most difficult and variable part of the endoscope cleaning process. Facilities still will need to complete pre-cleaning, leakage testing and a modified manual cleaning process prior to the use of the OER-Pro to ensure the proper reprocessing.

The new reprocessor uses a high-level disinfectant called Aldahol, which has been demonstrated to have enhanced mycobactericidal and sporicidal activity relative to other aldehyde-based disinfectants. Distributed exclusively through Olympus, Aldahol is rapidly active against all vegetative bacteria, fungi, virus types, and mycobacteria. Because there are safety concerns related to the use of all chemicals used to disinfect flexible endoscope, the OER-Pro is fitted with charcoal filters that absorb chemical vapors to minimize staff exposure.

Olympus' OER-Pro is also equipped with a simple-to-use Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) management system, which records the scope serial and model numbers, operator and time of reprocessing to eliminate cumbersome manual input from a keypad or barcode.


'/>"/>

Contact: Megan Longenderfer
Megan.Longenderfer@Olympus.com
484-896-5579
Olympus America, Inc.
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Military develops multi-purpose green decontaminants for terrorist attack sites
2. How, When Child Develops Autism May Determine Outcomes
3. UMass Memorial health care develops fully integrated EMR
4. UD team develops new method for producing proteins critical to medical research
5. M. D. Anderson develops tool to measure severity of chronic graft-vs.-host disease symptoms
6. Personal Best Develops Workplace Weight Loss Program
7. New York City Surgeon Develops All-Natural Treatment for Wrinkles and Scars
8. Neuroimaging may shed light on how Alzheimers disease develops
9. Nu-Tek Products Develops Cultured Soymilk Powder
10. Orlando Company Develops New Technology Designed To Help Combat Hospital-Acquired Infections
11. Gunther von Hagens BODY WORLDS of Animals Opening March 19 at the Neunkirchen Zoo
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/7/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Dr. Todd Hobgood , certificated in ... surgical expertise. Technically known as deoxycholic acid or previously as ATX-101, Kybella® ... for reduction of fat below the chin (aka the “double chin”). Medication side ...
(Date:2/6/2016)... ... , ... With the FCPX LUT: Summer pack from Pixel Film ... LUT is a Lookup Table that contains a mathematical formula for modifying an image. ... By manipulating each pixel, LUT's can change each color range differently, it gives the ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... Steven Tonkinson, 36, of ... completed every year since it started in 2003. This year, he ran all 26.2 ... fellow runners and NBA team the Miami Heat. , This Sunday, while many are ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... Today, the Whole-Food Warrior TV show, hosted ... feature with author Jahnavi Foster, specialist in healthy vegetarian cuisine, will stream on Friday, ... on his weekly Whole-Food Warrior TV show, Frank Davis highlights Whole-Food Warriors - people ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... The Muscular Dystrophy ... Kitchen restaurants, launched the 14th annual “Appetite for a Cure” campaign on Feb. ... dystrophy, ALS and related diseases that severely limit strength and mobility. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/4/2016)... --  Bernstein Liebhard LLP today announced that a securities ... Court for the District of Arizona ... persons or entities who purchased common shares of Insys Therapeutics ... March 3, 2015 through January 25, 2016 (the "Class Period").  ... violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... 4, 2016  Montoya Love is recognized by Continental ... of Pharmaceuticals. Montoya is the Regulatory Systems Operations Manager ... Manufacturing and selling a broad ... provides healthcare institutions, clinical laboratories and life science ... across the globe. ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... , Feb. 4, 2016 Frontier Pharma: ... Commercializing First-in-Class Innovation Chronic Obstructive ... with chronic inflammation of the airways and lungs. ... symptoms make the disease one of the leading ... death in the world. COPD is linked to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: