Olympus announces new endoscope reprocessing technology

Olympus (TYO:7733) announced today that it launched its OER-Elite next-generation automated endoscope reprocessor (AER) on the […]

Olympus (TYO:7733) announced today that it launched its OER-Elite next-generation automated endoscope reprocessor (AER) on the market.
Center Valley, Pa.-based Olympus’ OER-Elite is designed to simultaneously clean and disinfect up to two endoscopes in 28 minutes with Acecide-C, a peracetic, acid-based disinfectant. It also includes a cleaning cycle with a combination of EndoQuick alkaline detergent and ultrasonic cleaning, according to a news release.
The system is compatible with Olympus endoscopes, including its new TJF-Q190V duodenoscope, through a distal connector for endoscopes with forceps elevators.
Olympus said in the release that the features of the OER-Elite include simplified connection to endoscopes with color-coding, automatic monitoring and guided, step-by-step instructions. It also has a bigger basin for loading scopes and allows for better management of scope leaks.
Additionally, navigation and detailed troubleshooting instructions are available on an LCD touchscreen and checking disinfectant levels is simpler with access to the minimum recommended concentration port atop the machine.
“With the OER-Elite, healthcare providers have an efficient and effective means to consistently clean and disinfect their endoscopes and help ensure those scopes are available for physicians when needed,” Olympus America group VP for endoscopy Kevin Mancini said in the release. “Olympus continues to innovate its products to not only meet the needs of our current healthcare environment but also increase automation, improve quality of care, and enhance patient satisfaction.”

 
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