PENTAX Medical America has launched a new fast endoscope drying solution, the PlasmaTYPHOONdry, which is designed to improve productivity and traceability by furthering endoscope drying capabilities for patient safety.

Maximizing Productivity in Endoscope Drying

“Recent changes to industry standards have further highlighted the need to dry endoscope channels after reprocessing, prior to use, and prior to storage. PlasmaTYPHOONdry reinforces PENTAX Medical’s commitment to the GI community and addressing its unmet needs,” says Ojas A. Buch, president of PENTAX Americas.

PENTAX Medical says it is aimed at focusing on patient safety and infection prevention needs of customers.

The PlasmaTYPHOONdry is a patented, fully automated process that utilizes an innovative approach to drying with two different levels of airflow. The process begins with a laminar flow and then moves to a turbulent heated flow to dry the endoscope channels quickly. After completion of the drying process, the endoscopes can be utilized on the next patient or placed into storage. With fast cycle times of one to five minutes, PlasmaTYPHOONdry can be added to the reprocessing regimen with limited interruption in daily routines. This new system reduces delays in reprocessing, better supporting the needs of physicians, nurses, and reprocessing staff across a multitude of departments.

The PlasmaTYPHOONdry is currently available on the U.S. market.