September 21, 2017

FDA clears first duodenoscope with disposable end cap

By: Judy Mathias

Editor’s Note

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on September 20 cleared the first duodenoscope with a disposable end cap, which will improve access for cleaning and reprocessing.

The new features of the Pentax ED34-i10T duodenoscope include a single-use detachable and disposable distal cap, simpler user interface, improved ergonomics, improved image quality, and a reduced length.

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