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PENTAX News

2014

14.4.2014

PENTAX Medical and Hitachi Medical Systems Europe renew and reinforce their strategic partnership in UK

Slough, UK – 14 April 2014 – PENTAX Europe (“PENTAX Medical”) and Hitachi Medical Systems Europe (“Hitachi Medical Systems”) have been working together for more than twenty years and today announced a renewal of their strategic partnership in UK to the benefit of their customers.

2013

08.11.2013

Pioneering cancer detection technique using specialist endoscopy equipment reduces patient hospital stay  

Slough, UK – 8 November 2013 – PENTAX Medical equipment has been used to set up a pioneering head and neck cancer detection programme at a hospital Trust in Coventry, which has achieved remarkable results; reduced the length of time the patient stays in hospital and reduced costs.

06.11.2013

Top Cardiff Hospital to improve cancer detection by investing almost £200,000 in cutting-edge imaging technology 

Slough, UK – 6 November, 2013 – Cardiff Bay Hospital, part of Nuffield Cardiff & Vale Hospitals, has recently invested £197,000 in state-of-the-art equipment from PENTAX Medical to enhance its cancer detection and enable earlier treatment which can improve patient outcomes.

06.11.2013

Focus on driving down the overall cost of patient care – PENTAX Medical sponsors HCSA Annual Conference 2013 

Slough, UK – 6 November 2013 – PENTAX Medical is a key sponsor of this year’s Health Care Supply Association (HCSA) Annual Conference and Exhibition, which takes place in Manchester, 13-14 November.

31.10.2013

HOYA Group to Set up a Joint Venture with Wassenburg Medical Devices in the Field of Endoscopy

TOKYO - 31 October 2013 -HOYA (TOKYO:7741) today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire a majority shareholding in Wassenburg Group, an Automated Endoscope Reprocessing (AER) market leader in the Netherlands.

21.10.2013

Hoya Appoints Ganesh Ramaswamy Global President of PENTAX Medical

Slough, UK – 21st October 2013 – Hoya Group PENTAX Medical has announced the appointment of Ganesh Ramaswamy to the position of Global President, PENTAX Medical.

26.09.2013

PENTAX Medical’s new MagniView endoscopes offer a step forward in characterisation

Slough, UK – 26th September 2013 – PENTAX Medical are pleased to announce the launch of their brand new MagniView range, combining up to x136 optical magnification with HD+ and i-scan - supporting clinicians with amazingly detailed inspection and characterisation of suspicious areas.

05.09.2013

Top Taunton Hospital to improve cancer detection by investing almost £60,000 in cutting-edge imaging technology 

Slough, UK – Thursday 5th September 2013 – Nuffield Health Taunton Hospital has recently invested £58,000 in state-of-the-art equipment from PENTAX Medical to enhance its cancer detection and enable earlier treatment which can improve patient outcomes.

13.08.2013

Clinical team using PENTAX Medical i-scan technology wins top research award

Slough, UK – July 2013 PENTAX Medical, experts in high definition endoscopy, would like to offer congratulations to all the winners at the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) ninth annual ASGE Crystal Awards held recently in Orlando, Florida.

05.08.2013

PENTAX Medical Sponsors London Live Endoscopy 2013

Slough, UK – 5th August 2013 – PENTAX Medical - experts in high definition endoscopy, is a premier sponsor of the latest London Live Endoscopy Course which is being held at University College Hospital, on 19th – 20th September 2013.

01.8.2013

PENTAX Medical announces latest dates for Nurse and EBME Training 

Slough, UK – 1st August 2013 – Pentax Medical is delighted to announce the 2013 dates for its well established PENTAX Medical Nurse and EBME Study Days. The proven educational programmes are designed to develop the knowledge and skills of trained nurses, healthcare support workers and technicians working within endoscopy.

18.7.2013

Innovative medical technology showcased at Cutting Edge Laryngology 2013 

Slough, UK – 18th July 2013 – The Cutting Edge Laryngology Conference 2013, sponsored by PENTAX Medical, has been hailed a resounding success with delegates attending a variety of presentations and workshops on subjects including innovative medical technology.

22.05.2013

Experience state-of-the-art endoscopy with Pentax medical at bsg event

Slough, UK – 22nd May 2013 - PENTAX Medical, experts in high definition endoscopy, will be bringing excellence in endoscopy into focus at the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) Annual Meeting 2013, 25th- 27th June at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), Glasgow.

13.05.2013

PENTAX Medical is the Official Sponsor of the Cutting Edge Laryngology Conference 2013 

Slough, UK – 13th May 2013 – PENTAX Medical, experts in high-definition endoscopy, are the Official Sponsors of the Cutting Edge Laryngology Conference 2013, taking place in London from 17th – 19th June. 

24.04.2013

SpectraScience and PENTAX Medical Announce Expanded Distribution of WavSTAT4 Optical Biopsy System in Europe

SAN DIEGO, CA- SpectraScience, Inc. ( OTCQB : SCIE ), a San Diego-based medical device company and PENTAX Europe GmbH (PENTAX Medical herein after) jointly announce that they have agreed on expanded distribution of the WavSTAT4 Optical Biopsy System in Europe. 

23.04.2013

Live advanced endoscopy study day 

Slough, UK – 23 April 2013 – University College Hospital London NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is hosting its third ‘hands-on’ gastrointestinal endoscopy study day on Thursday July 4th, focussing this time on upper GI, as well as exploring the effective use of PENTAX Medical’s HD+ and i-scan imaging system. 

04.03.2013

PENTAX Medical announces 2013 dates for Nurse and EBME Training

Slough, UK4 March 2013 – Pentax Medical is delighted to announce the 2013 dates for its well established PENTAX Medical Nurse and EBME Study Days. The proven educational programmes are designed to develop the knowledge and skills of trained nurses, healthcare support workers and technicians working within endoscopy.

2012

03.12.2012

Nuffield Health to enhance disease detection by cutting-edge imaging technology investment in PENTAX Medical

Slough, UK - 3rd December 2012 - Nuffield Health has awarded a significant contract to PENTAX Medical for state-of-the-art imaging equipment to enhance its detection of diseases, such as cancer, and enable earlier treatment which can improve patient outcomes. As the UK’s largest health charity, Nuffield operates 31 hospitals nationwide, the majority of which will be re-equipped with the most advanced flexible endoscopes and imaging technology on the market in order to meet the accreditation of the Joint Advisory Group on GI Endoscopy (JAG).

19.11.2012

PENTAX Medical is a founding partner for the new British Laryngological Association

Slough, UK – 19th November 2012 – PENTAX Medical, experts in high-definition endoscopy, will be exhibiting at the first official annual meeting of the newly launched British Laryngological Association (BLA) on 5th December 2012. Representatives from PENTAX will be on hand to showcase innovative products which provide best value solutions at all levels of ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat). 

16.10.2012

PENTAX Medical announces debut of next generation High Definition (HD+) Endoscopic platform

Hamburg, Germany - 16th October 2012 - PENTAX Medical, a healthcare industry leader in endoscopic imaging, will release the next generation High Definition (HD+) EPK-i7000 video processor and i10 series endoscopes during the United European Gastroenterology Week from October 20-24, 2012 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.



12.09.2012

PENTAX Medical Sponsors London Live Endoscopy 2012

Slough, UK – 12th September 2012 –
PENTAX Medical, experts in high definition endoscopy, are a major sponsor of the latest London Live Endoscopy Course which is being held at University College Hospital London on 20th – 21st September 2012.





16.08.2012

A first for state-of-the-art gastrointestinal endoscopy

Slough, UK – 16th August 2012 – University College Hospital London NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) has recently hosted a first highly successful ‘hands-on’ gastrointestinal endoscopy study day focusing on the effective use of PENTAX Medical’s HD+ and i-scan imaging system. Consultant Endoscopists from around the UK found the briefing in a small informal group setting from experts in the field of gastroenterology at UCLH to be extremely useful; helping them to ensure future best practice when using state-of-the-art i-scan technology and assess the clinical benefits that this unique technology presents.





30.07.2012

Ultra-Slim Colonoscope Sets New Standards

Slough, UK – 30th July 2012 – PENTAX UK, an expert in high-definition endoscopy, has recently launched the EC-2990i ultra-slim colonoscope as one of the latest additions to its high definition colonoscope range. The system, which features professional, HD+ technology, sets new standards for state-of-the-art endoscopy which enables clinicians to improve the detection and treatment of polyps or lesions, particularly for more challenging cases, visualising areas that conventional colonoscopes have difficulty reaching.




27.07.2012

High-Definition PENTAX Endoscope Improves Small Bowel Examination

Slough, UK – 27th July 2012 – An expert in high-definition endoscopy, PENTAX UK, has developed an enteroscope with an unrivalled HD+ resolution for detailed visualisation of the small intestine. Class-leading detection, demarcation and characterisation of the small bowel are now possible with the VSB-2990i enteroscope, which can vastly improve the visibility of minute lesions.






25.07.2012

Notable support for PENTAX Medical’s world-class endoscopy solutions

Slough, UK – 25th July 2012 – PENTAX Medical has been acclaimed for its complete range of state-of-the-art high definition endoscopic tools, which were on display at the recent Digestive Disorders Federation (DDF) Conference 2012, held at the Arena Convention Centre (ACC), Liverpool.

During the conference, PENTAX Medical hosted an extremely well-attended evening symposium - ‘Endoscopy and Early Neoplasia: Embracing the Future’ - chaired by Prof. Pradeep Bhandari and Dr. Matthew Banks. This was a highly educational event which gave delegates an insight into the recent advances in endoscopic diagnosis and endoscopic resection of early cancers.







17.07.2012

PENTAX Medical Launches New Retroflex Colonoscope Reaching Further Than Conventional Scopes

Slough, UK – 17 July 2012 – PENTAX Medical, experts in high definition endoscopy, has launched a new high definition video colonoscope offering exceptional flexibility to provide unrivalled visualisation of the mucosa. The new PENTAX EC-3490Ti colonoscope is ideal for detection and treatment of polyps or lesions in areas that a conventional colonoscope can only reach with difficulty, or not at all. This exceptional manoeuvrability of the scope, enabling enhanced retroflexion and detection rates, is made possible by the unique 210° deflection ability and reduced bending radius of its distal tip.







27.06.2012

PENTAX UK presents latest innovations for ENT at BACO 2012

Slough, UK – 27th June 2012 – PENTAX UK, experts in high-definition endoscopy, will be exhibiting at the 14th British Academic Conference in Otolaryngology & ENT Expo (BACO 2012), on the 4th to 6th July at the SECC, Glasgow. BACO 2012 will provide experts in the field of ENT medicine with a mix of talks and educational presentations, alongside dissections and clinical skills sessions. Representatives from PENTAX UK will be on hand to showcase a portfolio of innovative products, including the complete range of video and fibre endoscopes, which provide solutions at all levels of ENT.






21.06.2012

PENTAX UK to launch new cystoscope at BAUS 2012

Slough, UK – 21st June 2012 – PENTAX UK, experts in high-definition endoscopy, will be launching the latest addition to their range of flexible cystoscopes at this year’s British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS) annual meeting. BAUS 2012 offers urologists and other health care practitioners an informative mix of lectures, plenary sessions and skills courses in the field of urology and will take place from the 25th to 28th of June at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), Glasgow.




30.05.2012

PENTAX HD+ Endoscopes Improve Adenoma Detection In Bowel Cancer Screening

Slough, UK – 30th May 2012 – A peer reviewed study recently published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology entitled ‘High resolution colonoscopy in bowel cancer screening program improves polyp detection’  highlights the effectiveness of PENTAX’s HD+ endoscopes for polyp detection with megapixel definition. As colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers worldwide, early detection of cancer, as well as detection and removal of polyps, using colonoscopy is vital to decrease disease mortality.

15.05.2012

PENTAX UK To Launch New Endoscopy Products At DDF 2012

Slough, UK – 15th May 2012 – PENTAX UK, experts in high definition endoscopy, will be exhibiting and hosting a scientific symposium at the Digestive Disorders Federation (DDF) Conference 2012, 17th-20th June at the Arena Convention Centre (ACC), Liverpool. Located at stand A12, PENTAX UK will be showcasing a selection of its current endoscopy product range, as well as introducing a number of new products for superior detection, demarcation and characterisation. With three demonstration areas on the stand manned by PENTAX UK experts, delegates can explore the world’s first HD+ megapixel technology and the ease of use of PENTAX’s broad range. Additionally, there will be opportunities to discuss best value financial solutions, from affordable HD to premium HD+ endoscopy, and the expert after-sales care available from PENTAX.

23.03.2012

Hitting the high notes with PENTAX UK’s flexible endoscope

Slough, UK, 23 March 2012: PENTAX UK, experts in high definition endoscopy, has recently provided the stroboscopy equipment used in the filming of an item for The One Show about how singers such as Mariah Carey can reach high notes. By using a flexible KayPENTAX strobe system, including flexible scopes, it is possible to see a singer’s vocal cords in detail not previously achievable. Presented by Carrie Grant of Pop Idol fame, the segment aired on Thursday 15th March 2012.

20.03.2012

PENTAX Launches State-of-the-Art HD+ Endoscopy Video Processor

Slough, UK, 20 March 2012: PENTAX Life Care, experts in high definition endoscopy, has introduced the EPK-i5000 video processor, the latest development in high definition endoscopic imaging. Combining high illumination, HD+ resolution and PENTAX’s advanced i-scan image processing technology, the EPK-i5000 ensures excellent endoscopic imaging and outstanding precision when assessing surface structures.

13.02.2012

PENTAX Launches the World’s First HD Video Bronchoscope

Slough, UK, 13 February 2012: PENTAX Life Care, experts in high definition endoscopy, has introduced the world’s first HD (high definition) video bronchoscope.  The newest addition to PENTAX Life Care’s well established range of high definition HD+ endoscopes, the EB-1990i HD+ Bronchoscope sets a new standard for state-of-the-art bronchoscopy and provides incomparable image quality in pulmonology.

2011

10.10.2011

PENTAX Europe GmbH appoints Girts Cimermans President of Europe, Middle East and Africa

Hamburg, October 2011 PENTAX Europe GmbH, a division of HOYA Corporation, announced Girts Cimermans has been appointed President Europe, Middle East and Africa. In this new executive role, Girts Cimermans is responsible for leading all PENTAX LIFE CARE activities in European regions.

17.08.2011

PENTAX Life Care Notification

By the address of our Global President PENTAX LIFE CARE, Mr. Chris Japp, we would like to inform you on the situation in Japan and the implications on PENTAX.

PENTAX LIFE CARE Customer Letter - Chris Japp


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