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 News Release - July 10, 2012

PENTAX Medical Successfully Launches the New Endoscopic Ultrasound Scope EG-3270UK

BRUSSELS--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)--PENTAX Medical sets a new standard in endoscopic ultrasound with the official launch of the EG-3270UK endoscope during the 30th GEEW congress in Brussels, Belgium. The scope was successfully demonstrated during several live examinations and the customer feedback was very positive. The EG-3270UK combines the feasibility of fine needle aspiration with excellent ultrasound image quality in an extremely comfortable endoscope.

The unique characteristics make the new EUS endoscope easy-to-use for everyday practice and versatile for a wide range of procedures. It delivers the optimal balance of a slim insertion tube with an instrument channel that supports EUS-FNA.

The EG-3270UK meets the high demand for EUS applications in the upper gastrointestinal tract as well as for the staging of lung cancer patients. And the state-of-the-art ultrasound imaging, further enhanced by Elastography and contrast-enhanced EUS, provides numerous options for detailed assessment of organs, lymph nodes and masses. The EG-3270UK also exhibits flexibility and advanced maneuverability, allowing for more comfort for both patient and examiner; while the small distal end facilitates easier intubation of the patient and advancement up to the duodenum, enhancing procedure success.

Dr. Julio Iglesias-Garcia from University Hospital Santiago de Compostela in Spain has evaluated the scope and states: "The ultrasound image quality of the EG-3270UK is amazing and the best one I have ever experienced. The newly developed ultrasound transducer always produces a very homogenous and stable image. In my opinion this new scope is a true innovation and I am looking forward to using the scope during daily clinical routine."

The EG-3270UK is currently not available for sale in the United States.

For more information, please visit: http://www.pentaxmedical.com.

About PENTAX Medical

The PENTAX Medical brand of products is designed, manufactured and sold by PENTAX Lifecare, a division of Hoya Group. Our mission is to improve the standard of patient care and quality of healthcare delivery by providing the best endoscopic products and services with a focus on QUALITY, CLINICALLY RELEVANT INNOVATION, and SIMPLICITY.

Through leading edge R&D and manufacturing, PENTAX Medical provides endoscopic imaging devices and solutions to the global medical community.

Headquartered in Japan, PENTAX Medical has a worldwide focus and presence with R&D, regional sales, service, and in-country facilities around the globe. PENTAX Medical employees represent the diverse countries where we do business, allowing us to provide innovative solutions tailored to meet local needs.


Source: PENTAX Medical

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