Hoya‘s Pentax Medical won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its DEC duodenoscope featuring a disposable elevator cup.
The device features a combination of high quality imaging and therapeutic performance with pioneering patient safety features to help reducing the risk of cross-contamination and infection. It has advanced cleaning capabilities, high definition video quality and improved infection prevention controls.
The device’s single-use, sterile, distal end cap was designed to reduce the likelihood of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae infections which have been linked to duodenoscope devices.
In July, Pentax signed a joint venture deal with Shanghai Aohua Photoelectricity to develop flexible medical endoscopy products.