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February 14, 2016 1:43 AM ET

Healthcare Equipment and Supplies

Company Overview of PENTAX Medical Company

Company Overview

PENTAX Medical Company manufactures medical imaging equipment for physicians and hospitals around the world. It offers upper GI gastroscopes and duodenoscopes; lower GI colonoscopes and sigmoidoscopes; radial array, linear array, and Hitachi HI VISION 5500 digital endoscopic ultrasound systems; pulmonary bronchoscopes, intubation scopes, curved linear-array ultrasound bronchoscopes, and portable airway scopes; speech, voice, and swallowing instrumentations; and confocal endomicroscopy systems. The company also provides software and IT solutions, such as endoPRO iQ for automated benchmarking, remote virtual technicians and proactive preventative maintenance, and automated physician-settings b...

3 Paragon Drive

Montvale, NJ 07645-1782

United States

Founded in 1979





Key Executives for PENTAX Medical Company

Global President
Vice President of Operations
President of the Americas Region
Age: 48
Chief Financial Officer of Americas, Executive Vice President of Americas and Chief Operating Officer of Americas
Chief Medical Officer of Americas
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

PENTAX Medical Company Key Developments

PENTAX Medical Appoints Gerald W. Bottero as President

PENTAX Medical has announced the appointment of Gerald W. Bottero to the position of Global President of PENTAX Medical as of February 1st, 2016. Mr. Bottero joined HOYA Corporation in 1988 and has served HOYA in a number of Information Technology and Life Care segments. Most recently, he was the president of HOYA Vision Care from April 2005 through September 2014.

Children of Renate Winkler File Lawsuit against Pentax Medical

Lexi J. Hazam of the national plaintiffs' law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, announced that the adult children of Renate Winkler as administrators of her estate have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Pentax Medical. Ms. Winkler died on December 3, 2013 from carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae or CRE, a bacteria that is highly resistant to antibiotics, following Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography or ERCP at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. For the procedure, the hospital used a duodenoscope manufactured and sold by Pentax Medical. The complaint charges that the Pentax Medical duodenoscope was defectively designed, resulting in certain parts of the instrument being extremely difficult to access for cleaning and sterilization. The complaint further charges that Advocate Lutheran General Hospital breached its duty of care by failing to properly clean and sterilize its duodenoscopes, thereby spreading deadly superbug CRE infections between patients. Approximately 43 other patients at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital were infected with CRE as a result of the use of contaminated Pentax duodenoscopes, the complaint alleges. The lawsuit was filed on August 31, 2015, in state court in Cook County, Illinois. Ms. Winkler was a resident of Illinois.

PENTAX Medical Launches Splash M-Knife

PENTAX Medical launches Splash M-Knife, the new multi-functional ESD Device to achieve complete Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD herein after) with a single device. The new device will be demonstrated in the 89th Annual Meeting of The Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society (JGES) Congress to be held in Nagoya, Japan from May 29th through 31st, 2015. Splash M-Knife has following features. Multi-function: It achieves clear marking, better hemostasis and smoother and easier operation during a procedure without replacing the knife. Unique Mechanism: Disk in the knife helps hooking up the tissue for improved safety and ease of cutting, while metal plate that closes the knife for clear marking and better hemostasis. Water-Jet Function: It enables additional injection without changing the device.

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