US Endoscopy announces full market release of new addition to the Infinity® ERCP sampling device line
Mentor, Ohio — November 2, 2015 — US Endoscopy, a world leader in endoscopy device design and manufacturing, is proud to announce the full market release of a smaller version of the Infinity® ERCP sampling device.US Endoscopy introduced the original Infinity® sampling device in 2011. Since its launch, the Infinity® device has shown itself to be an extremely effective biliary cytology brush – delivering a diagnostic sensitivity of up to 85%.*
Like the original 9FR Infinity® device, the new 7.5FR device also features the same novel combination bristle design but on a slightly smaller scale. The stiff bristles help create a defect in the tissue of the biliary duct while the soft bristles capture the abraded material. This unique collection method is designed to produce a higher yield and cellular sample than traditional methods.
“Current methods of biliary duct sampling do not always provide sufficient cell collection,” says Tony Siracusa, Vice President and General Manager of US Endoscopy. “We are pleased to broaden our Infinity® device portfolio, which will provide our customers even further options to attain a more definitive diagnosis during ERCP procedures.”
About US Endoscopy
US Endoscopy, a subsidiary of STERIS Corporation, is a world leader in endoscopy device design and manufacturing, serving the U.S. and international gastrointestinal endoscopy markets. By listening and delivering solutions in the field of endoscopy, our unique lines of devices provide better, more enhanced product options for GI clinicians. A significant and growing portion of sales are from endoscopic devices created by the company's new product development team with the guidance and direction of luminary physicians and nurses worldwide. For more information, visit www.usendoscopy.com.
About STERIS Corporation
The mission of STERIS Corporation is to help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe. The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol STE. For more information, visit www.steris.com.
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*T. Barrioz, M. Wangermez, P. Levillain, M. Beauchant. The Infinity® brush improves the results of brush cytology for malignant biliary strictures. Societe Nationale Francaise de Gastro-Enterlogie (SNFGE). http://www.snfge.org/jfhod2013/7407.html[25-4-2013 10:13:01]