PENTAX Medical launches new PENTAX RetroView™ Colonoscope in Canada

PENTAX Medical launches new PENTAX RetroView™ Colonoscope in Canada 
MONTVALE, NJ, Feb. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - PENTAX Medical is pleased to announce 
commercial availability in Canada of the new PENTAX RetroView™ Colonoscope - 
the first high definition video colonoscope with an enhanced retroflex bending 
The PENTAX RetroView™ Colonoscope (EC-3490TLi) is a pediatric size (11.6mm) 
colonoscope with 3.2mm instrument channel, 4-way tip angulation and forward 
viewing, 140° field-of-view optics. The new enhanced retroflex bending 
section features a 210 degree tip angulation and shorter bending section 
(9.0cm length) that reduces the retroflex position diameter by 25% - when 
compared to the PENTAX standard pediatric colonoscope, EC-3490Li. The PENTAX 
RetroView™ Colonoscope may offer potential benefits in both diagnostic 
colonoscopy procedures for colorectal cancer screening and therapeutic 
colonoscopy procedures such as endoscopic polypectomy. 
As the latest addition to the successful PENTAX i-series endoscopes, the 
PENTAX RetroView™ Colonoscope features PENTAX HD+ image quality, graduated 
stiffness technology and compatibility with the PENTAX HD+ line of 
processors. PENTAX i-series endoscopes and the PENTAX HD+ platform are 
widely used at top academic teaching institutions and major hospitals 
throughout the world. 
The PENTAX RetroView™ Colonoscope was also recently featured at the 2012 
International Course on Therapeutic Endoscopy, organized by the Therapeutic 
Endoscopy Group of St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, ON. There was positive 
reaction and interest by both faculty and attendees following its use in live 
cases throughout the course. 
"PENTAX Medical has a long history of being a trusted partner with the 
gastrointestinal endoscopy community. We continue to strengthen this 
partnership by delivering the best endoscopic products and creating 
cost-effective solutions. The new PENTAX RetroView™ Colonoscope is a good 
example of our commitment. It is designed for greater maneuverability, which 
provides the potential for visualization of more hidden polyps and easier 
access to the distal side of polyps. We are excited about this product's 
potential impact on advancing both meaningful clinical care and hospital 
efficiency," stated David Woods, President, PENTAX Medical, Americas. 
The PENTAX RetroView™ Colonoscope - model number EC-3490TLi has been 
licensed by Health Canada. FDA clearance for release in the US and Latin 
American release is expected at a later date. The PENTAX RetroView™ 
Colonoscope is also available globally in select European and Asian markets. 
For more information on the PENTAX RetroView™ Colonoscope, please visit 
About PENTAX Medical 
PENTAX Medical is a division of Hoya Corporation. Its mission is to improve 
the standard of patient care and quality of healthcare delivery by providing 
the best endoscopic products and services with a focus on QUALITY, CLINICALLY 
RELEVANT INNOVATION, and SIMPLICITY. Through leading edge R&D and 
manufacturing, PENTAX Medical provides endoscopic imaging devices and 
solutions to the global medical community. PENTAX Medical employees represent 
the diverse countries where we do business, allowing us to provide innovative 
solutions tailored to meet local needs. 
Mariano Franco Marketing Manager, PENTAX Medical - Canada Tel: (905) 286-5570 
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