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PENTAX Medical launches new PENTAX RetroView(TM) Colonoscope in Canada

February 1, 2013

MONTVALE, NJ, Feb. 1, 2013 /CNW/ – PENTAX Medical is pleased to announce
commercial availability in Canada of the new PENTAX RetroView(TM) Colonoscope – the first high definition video colonoscope with an enhanced
retroflex bending section.

The PENTAX RetroView(TM) Colonoscope (EC-3490TLi) is a pediatric size (11.6mm) colonoscope with 3.2mm
instrument channel, 4-way tip angulation and forward viewing, 140°
field-of-view optics.  The new enhanced retroflex bending section
features a 210 degree tip angulation and shorter bending section (9.0cm
length) that reduces the retroflex position diameter by 25% – when compared to the PENTAX standard pediatric colonoscope, EC-3490Li.  The PENTAX RetroView(TM) Colonoscope may offer potential benefits in both diagnostic colonoscopy procedures
for colorectal cancer screening and therapeutic colonoscopy procedures
such as endoscopic polypectomy.

As the latest addition to the successful PENTAX i-series endoscopes, the
PENTAX RetroView(TM) Colonoscope features PENTAX HD+ image quality, graduated stiffness technology and compatibility with the
PENTAX HD+ line of processors.  PENTAX i-series endoscopes and the PENTAX HD+ platform are widely
used at top academic teaching institutions and major hospitals
throughout the world.

The PENTAX RetroView(TM) Colonoscope was also recently featured at the 2012 International Course on
Therapeutic Endoscopy, organized by the Therapeutic Endoscopy Group of
St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, ON.  There was positive reaction and
interest by both faculty and attendees following its use in live cases
throughout the course.

“PENTAX Medical has a long history of being a trusted partner with the
gastrointestinal endoscopy community.  We continue to strengthen this
partnership by delivering the best endoscopic products and creating
cost-effective solutions. The new PENTAX RetroView(TM) Colonoscope is a
good example of our commitment. It is designed for greater
maneuverability, which provides the potential for visualization of more
hidden polyps and easier access to the distal side of polyps.  We are
excited about this product’s potential impact on advancing both
meaningful clinical care and hospital efficiency,” stated David Woods,
President, PENTAX Medical, Americas.

The PENTAX RetroView(TM) Colonoscope – model number EC-3490TLi has been licensed by Health Canada. FDA
clearance for release in the US and Latin American release is expected
at a later date. The PENTAX RetroView(TM) Colonoscope is also available globally in select European and Asian markets.

For more information on the PENTAX RetroView(TM) Colonoscope, please visit www.pentaxmedical.ca.

About PENTAX Medical

PENTAX Medical is a division of Hoya Corporation. Its mission is to improve the standard of patient care and quality of
healthcare delivery by providing the best endoscopic products and
SIMPLICITY. Through leading edge R&D and manufacturing, PENTAX Medical
provides endoscopic imaging devices and solutions to the global medical
community. PENTAX Medical employees represent the diverse countries
where we do business, allowing us to provide innovative solutions
tailored to meet local needs.


Source: PR Newswire