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Verathon Enhances GlideScope® Video Laryngoscopes to Accommodate Newer Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide Disinfection and Sterilization Systems

BOTHELL, Wash., Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Verathon Inc. is pleased to announce that its Verathon Medical Canada new product development and manufacturing facility has made enhancements to GlideScope GVL®, and Cobalt AVL and Cobalt video baton laryngoscopes to better withstand more rigorous vaporized hydrogen peroxide disinfection and sterilization systems.  Newer vaporized hydrogen peroxide disinfection and sterilization systems in the market prompted this product development work.  


In addition Verathon® is pleased to notify those health care facilities that currently own GlideScope video laryngoscopes, of an upgrade opportunity to vaporized hydrogen peroxide compatible units.  GlideScope users interested in learning more about this program should contact their local Verathon Medical Sales representative or Verathon Medical Customer Care at 1.800.331.2313.

If current GlideScope users have any questions concerning disinfection/sterilization system compatibilities, general cleaning, disinfection or related maintenance for their GlideScope systems, they can find relevant information in the User's Manual for their respective GlideScope model, under the Product Materials tab at  They may also direct any questions they may have to Verathon Medical Customer Care at the phone number indicated above.

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 2006 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 Media Contacts:  Lorraine Silva, GlideScope Brand Director, Verathon Medical, 425.867.1348 (Ext. 5604)  Alternate Contacts: Jane Mueller, VP of Marketing 425.867.1348, (Ext. 5600) and Nansea Carmichael, Executive Assistant – Marketing, 425.867.1348 (Ext. 5607).

© 2011 Verathon Inc.  BladderScan, the BladderScan symbol, GlideScope, the GlideScope symbol, Verathon, and the Verathon Torch symbol are registered trademarks of Verathon Inc.

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