RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
According to Lonnie Hoyle, CEO and Chief Technology Officer of Integrated Endoscopy, the nuvis Single-Use Arthroscope allows for safer and more cost-effective procedures. “Unlike conventional reusable endoscopes, the nuvis Arthroscope never infects a patient, never needs repairs, never contributes to OR delays, and never needs to be cleaned and sterilized,” Hoyle said.
The nuvis Single-Use Arthroscope provides many benefits over conventional reusable endoscopes, including:
- Eradicating the risk of healthcare-associated infections due to lapses in instrument reprocessing
- Eliminating the need for sterilization and high-level disinfection of endoscopes
- Preventing costly OR delays and downtime by ensuring the availability of patient-ready scopes
- Providing high-definition optics and compatibility with existing video systems
- Offering a lightweight scope with an easy-to-use design that eliminates a bulky cable, making it easier on surgeons during procedures
More than 4 million knee arthroscopies are performed worldwide each year, many of them involving sports-related injuries. “Over time, arthroscopes get damaged and degraded due to frequent use, handling, and reprocessing,” said Grady L. Jeter, M.D., founder of the Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine Clinic in San Jose, Calif. “With the introduction of the nuvis Arthroscope, surgeons now can have the optical quality of a brand new endoscope for every procedure, and patients can be assured of a sterile scope free of the potential for infection transmission.”
The nuvis Arthroscope is designed with high-definition optics and an innovative LED light source, eliminating the need for expensive xenon light bulbs and fragile fiber optic bundles. Its patented design features only 12 molded-glass lenses compared to the dozens of expensive ground-glass lenses needed with conventional reusable arthroscopes.
About Integrated Endoscopy
Integrated Endoscopy, Inc., is a pioneer in the development of high-quality, low-cost single-use rigid endoscopes. The company’s intellectual property portfolio includes nearly 20 patents in the United States, Europe, Japan, Australia, and Canada covering the lens system design, LED lighting systems in a rigid endoscope, and high-quality molded glass lenses that are at the core of its cutting-edge devices. This strong patent position makes Integrated Endoscopy uniquely positioned to be the market leader and sole provider of single-use rigid endoscopes. Integrated Endoscopy is a privately held company with headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. For more information, visit www.iescope.com.
Note to editors: For more information, or to request photos and video of the nuvis Single-Use Arthroscope, contact Barbara Sullivan at [email protected] or 714/374-6174.
Barbara Sullivan, 714/374-6174