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Ambu gets Health Canada clearance to market flexible cystoscope

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Columbia-based Ambu, a medical device maker of single-use endoscopes, has received Health Canada clearance for the aScope 4 Cysto, the company’s innovative flexible cystoscope platform for urology. The launch will give urologists across Canada immediate access to a single-use cystoscope option for diagnosing, managing, and treating lower urinary disorders such as hematuria, incontinence and bladder cancer.

Ambu’s aScope 4 Cysto is a cost-effective, high-quality flexible endoscope featuring excellent maneuverability and optics. Unlike traditional reusable endoscopes, single-use eliminates the significant capital, repair and cleaning costs required to ensure a patient-ready instrument for every procedure.

Each aScope 4 cystoscope is sterile from the package and ready when needed, enabling facilities to improve workflow efficiencies and reallocate staff from complex, time-consuming endoscope cleaning to more productive activities.

“We know there are challenges in today’s urology clinics – such as COVID-19-created procedure backlogs – that the aScope 4 Cysto can directly address,” said Doug Pedersen, Ambu Canada’s National Sales Director. “By providing a new paradigm for increasing outpatient throughput that isn’t constrained by reprocessing or capital budgets, we can improve urology clinic workflows and patient scheduling flexibility.”

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Ambu’s new cystoscope is utilized with the company’s aView 2 Advance, a state-of-the-art, high-definition display for video endoscopy. The compact and portable unit is easily transported throughout the hospital or from room to room, can be connected to EHR/EMR systems, and provides image and video procedure recording for documentation or for immediate review with the patient. The aView 2 Advance platform supports the company’s entire line of single-use flexible endoscopes for cystoscopy, bronchoscopy and rhinolaryngoscopy.

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