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Olympus Introduces World's Only Fully Rotatable HD Bronchoscopes
Date:5/2/2013

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Olympus, a precision technology leader in designing and delivering innovative Medical and Surgical solutions, among other core businesses, announced today the commercial availability of its 510(k) cleared BF-190 bronchoscopes. 

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The new BF-190 bronchoscopes offer unparalleled maneuverability and flexibility through the combination of their unique Rotary Function and wider tip angulation*, which will potentially allow physicians to access areas of the lung that may not be easily reached with current generation bronchoscopes.  The Rotary Function is estimated to reduce hand torque by up to 82%** which may translate to a significant reduction in hand fatigue and injury.  

"Increased maneuverability is perceived to be the most notable improvement in functionality compared to existing bronchoscopes," said Dr. Ali Musani , Director of Interventional Pulmonology at the National Jewish Hospital.  "Translating this feature to bronchoscopes will allow for easier access to traditionally difficult-to-reach locations and in some cases may permit navigation into areas impossible to reach with current generation bronchoscopes." 

The BF-190 bronchoscopes are powered by Olympus' new EVIS EXERA III Universal Platform, the only HDTV Imaging system that helps facilitate more accurate bronchoscopic diagnosis and treatment, simplify setup and reprocessing, and improve versatility.  The HDTV image, along with other enhanced features from the EVIS EXERA III processor and light source, will provide a clear and detailed endoscopic image that allows for more precise observation. 

The EVIS EXERA III system works seamlessly with a wide range of endoscopes across specialties to provide
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