MEDIVATORS, a Cantel Medical company, won clearance from the FDA for its ADVANTAGE PLUS Pass-Thru Automated Endoscope Reprocessor. It works with all kinds of clinical scopes, including duodenoscopes, but what’s cool is that it is supposed to be fit into a wall so that anything passing from a “dirty” room to a “clean” room goes through the device.
About five endoscopes can be cleaned in the system per hour and it relies on Cantel’s own RAPICIDE PA Disinfectant.
This avoids many common human errors and will hopefully reduce the chances of infection passing through endoscopes, an issue that has required endoscope redesigns and tuning of cleaning procedures in the past few years.
“The FDA clearance of ADVANTAGE PLUS® Pass-Thru AER further expands our rapidly growing endoscopy portfolio and delivers on our commitment to safeguard the world from infections through innovative, market leading technologies,” in a statement said Dave Hemink, President of Cantel’s Endoscopy Division. “As a leader in infection prevention for over 20 years, Cantel is thrilled to announce the availability of this best practice technology in automated endoscope reprocessing to our U.S. customers.”
Here’s a promo video for the ADVANTAGE PLUS providing a good idea of how it works:
Via: Cantel Medical…