US Endoscopy announces full market release of the Torrent® irrigation scope connector – Pentax

Mentor, Ohio — July 22, 2014 — US Endoscopy, a world leader in endoscopy device design and manufacturing, is proud to announce the release of the Torrent® irrigation scope connector - Pentax. The new single-use scope connector joins the existing Torrent® irrigation tubing and accessories portfolio. The connector is specifically designed for Pentax 70, 80, and 90 series endoscopes that have a forward water jet port.  

The Torrent® irrigation scope connector – Pentax is used in conjunction with the Torrent® irrigation tubing to provide irrigation during GI endoscopic procedures when used in conjunction with an irrigation pump. The single-use connector features a one-way check valve that helps prevent backflow from the endoscope into the irrigation tubing and sterile water bottle - helping to eliminate the risk of cross-contamination.

“The introduction of the Torrent® scope connector – Pentax provides our Customers with a single use option to help minimize the risk of cross contamination,” says Tony Siracusa, Vice President and General Manager of US Endoscopy. “We are committed to broadening the Torrent® irrigation product portfolio in efforts to be a sole source for our Customer’s irrigation needs.”

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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