during the procedure
Eliminating the risk of contaminated equipment is vital
Reusable equipment, such as valves and scopes, can show contamination after reprocessing and may be the source of infections if cleaning, drying, storage, and hand hygiene are inadequate.
For example, studies show that bacteria, spores, yeast, and/or mold can be found on up to 50% of cleaned valves.1,2
In addition, reusable scopes can be fragile. Their maintenance can be costly, with frequent repairs and labor-intensive cleaning and sterilization requirements.3,4
Long guide wires may also pose a risk as their length makes them vulnerable to accidental contact with unclean surfaces.5
Watch as experts discuss a breakthrough in infection prevention
A range of materials, optimized for infection prevention
Our single-use valves and scope systems deliver:
- Consistent, predictable performance
- Guaranteed sterility that eliminates the risk of cross-contamination
- Flexibility for night and/or weekend procedures
The Boston Scientific single-use portfolio eliminates duodenoscope reprocessing, servicing, and repairs. It also minimizes the risk of infection, and its associated costs.
The 260 cm guidewires of the Boston Scientiﬁc short wire system eliminate the risk of accidentally touching the ﬂoor.
Explore our range of intra-procedural infection prevention products:
A new, sterile device for each patient, delivered to you with a familiar duodenoscope design and function that forgoes the need for reprocessing.
Orca Valves are single-use devices that are designed to reduce the risk of infection due to cross-contamination. Additionally, Orca Valves introduce eﬃciencies by eliminating the need to clean and track valves within the department.
The SpyGlass™ DS System enables direct visualization of the pancreatic and bile ducts and is used to evaluate suspected indeterminate stricture and for treatment of difficult stones and strictures.
The SpyGlass Discover System was adapted from the latest SpyGlass™ DS II technology, to enable surgeons to perform intra-operative:
- CBD stone clearance, including trans-cystic lithotripsy, during LCBDE
- Visual and biopsy-guided mapping of cancer margins during resection of cholangiocarcinoma or MD-IPMN
- Visualization and therapeutic treatment via percutaneous access
The Autotome RX Cannulating Sphincterotome provides controlled steerability for positioning to facilitate sphincterotomy.
Facilitating infection prevention in the HPB (hepato-pancreato-biliary) pathway
Before a procedure
Facilitate infection prevention and protect patients with risk assessments and single-use, sterile solutions.