Vision-Sciences Introduces Next Generation, EndoSheath(R) Bronchoscopy System
The BRS-5100 Model Offers Improved Ease of Use, Patient Safety Features, and
Cost Savings for Hospitals
ORANGEBURG, N.Y., May 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vision-Sciences, Inc.
(Nasdaq:VSCI), a leading provider of unique flexible endoscopic products
utilizing its proprietary sterile disposable EndoSheath^® technology, today
announced the launch of its next generation video bronchoscope and EndoSheath
technology. The new BRS-5100 video bronchoscope was unveiled at the annual ATS
(American Thoracic Society) Meeting in San Diego, California on May 18 – 20,
Vision-Sciences' new EndoSheath bronchoscopy system is the latest addition to
its innovative endoscopy line for the Critical Care market. The new
bronchoscope features design improvements for instrument maneuverability,
suction capacity, and handling ergonomics intended to enhance physician
ease-of-use while maintaining the unparalleled efficiency, cost-efficacy, and
patient safety elements of the sterile, disposable EndoSheath technology.
"Our new EndoSheath bronchoscope continues to build on our strategy of
providing cost-effective, sterile endoscopy technology for healthcare
facilities," stated Howard Zauberman, President and Chief Executive Officer.
"By providing hospitals with a better performing bronchoscope, go-anywhere
imaging portability, and the unique patient safety elements of the EndoSheath
technology, we feel we have a platform that can change every ICU in America
for the better."
The BRS-5100 bronchoscope is fully compatible with the 7000 Series Vision
System^®, the company's new all-in-one ultra-portable endoscopy imaging
platform. The Vision System platform provides high-resolution CCD-based
imaging with full screen presentation and an enhanced user interface with
work-flow efficiency tools. Additionally, the platform includes plug-and-play
simplicity for video, still, and audio documentation, including frame-by-frame
review or historical image comparison ideal for patient progress review.
EndoSheath Bronchoscopy and Vision System Key Features
*An "always ready, always sterile" flexible endoscopy solution for Critical
Care and Pulmonology
*Unparalleled imaging system portability, providing availability in almost
*EndoSheath models with different operative channel sizes, uniquely
allowing the physician to "customize" the bronchoscope to fit the
*Simplified, rapid cleaning routine focused on patient safety and staff
*Reduced hospital spending on capital equipment and equipment service
About Vision-Sciences, Inc.
Vision-Sciences, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures and markets products for
flexible endoscopy. The Company's unique product lines feature a streamlined
visualization system and proprietary sterile disposable microbial barrier,
known as EndoSheath technology, providing users with efficient and cost
effective endoscope turnover while enhancing patient safety. Information about
Vision-Sciences' products is available at www.visionsciences.com.
Vision-Sciences owns the registered trademarks Vision Sciences^®,
EndoSheath^®, EndoWipe^®, Slide-On^®, and The Vision System^®.
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