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GlideScope Video Laryngoscope from Verathon Medical Canada Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Video Laryngoscopy and Improving Patient Care
Date:4/18/2011

ents. In late 1999, Dr. Pacey, in his capacity as a vascular surgeon, recognized a clear need for improvement in anesthesia intubations.  

In his basement workshop, Dr. Pacey integrated imaging technology with laryngoscopy, to provide reliable visualization and procedural access space to aid in the intubation of difficult airways.  The pioneering work of Dr. Pacey and his team in Canada resulted in the introduction of the innovative GlideScope video laryngoscope in 2001.  

With the extensive adoption of this significant innovation in the field of airway management, video laryngoscopy has now become a routine practice in health care facilities around the globe. In addition to Anesthesiologists and Intensivists, it is actively used by EMS and military teams worldwide.  It also has been featured in the well known television shows, "ER" (NBC) and "Royal Pains" (USA Network).

Dr. Pacey continues to lead a dynamic team in Burnaby, including manufacturing the popular GlideScope and engineering new health care solutions.  

About Verathon Inc.

Verathon® designs and manufactures reliable, state-of-the-art medical devices and services that offer a meaningful improvement in patient care to the health care community.  The company's noninvasive BladderScan® instrument is a standard of care for portable ultrasound bladder volume measurement.  The brand is found in over 60 countries in Urology and Primary Care practices, as well as Acute and Extended Care facilities.  With the acquisition of Saturn Biomedical Systems in Vancouver, Canada, Verathon entered Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Emergency markets with the GlideScope® video laryngoscope brand.  Verathon is headquartered in Bothell, Washington and operates as a subsidiary of Roper Industries. For more information, please visit verathon.com.


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