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The revised Guideline for the Use of High-Level Disinfectants and Sterilants in the Gastroenterology Setting now focuses on the general principles and safety considerations common to the use of all high-level disinfectants and sterilants. It is beyond the scope of this document to outline the specific chemicals and their use.

Equine event shows value of endoscope

by Jan Shepel, Correspondent, Wisconsin State Farmer (part of the USA Today network)

ARLINGTON - February 15, 2017 - Horse owners were able to get the latest on equine care and scientific research last weekend at a special event hosted by Lodi Veterinary Care (LVC) for its equine clients. Clinic veterinarians and technicians demonstrated on live horses how the practice’s new endoscope can be used to diagnose problems in the digestive tract and in the respiratory tract.  Read more

ED-3490TK Video Duodenoscope by Pentax: FDA Safety Communication - UPDATE - Follow Pentax Validated Reprocessing Instructions


The FDA has issued an update to its safety communication regarding the risk for infection associated with the design of the Pentax ED-3490TK duodenoscope. Read more

FUJIFILM Medical Systems, U.S.A., Inc. removes certain older duodenoscope models from clinical use: FDA Safety Communication


Fuji informed the Agency of its plans to remove legacy 250/450 duodenoscope models from clinical use based on the limited number currently in use.

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning about a certain type of endoscope, saying the devices, used to look inside the body, are especially hard to clean. Read more

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