New GlideScope® Single-Use Video Laryngoscopes Are First-Ever Fully Disposable GlideScope Instruments
December 1, 2014 (Bothell, WA) – Verathon® Inc., a leading manufacturer and marketer of imaging and respiratory medical device solutions, announced the launch of new GlideScope Titanium Single-Use video laryngoscopes.
The all-new GlideScope blades were designed to be nearly identical in form and function to the company’s reusable blades launched in April, 2014. The low-profile designs improve maneuverability and increase working space in the mouth, supporting quicker intubations in a variety of clinical environments. With the industry’s slimmest blade profile, clinicians can address a wide range of clinical demands, from routine to difficult airways.
The new product line features two signature blade styles, LoPro and MAC. LoPro S3 and LoPro S4 feature the signature GlideScope blade angle and provide a thinner profile than existing single-use GlideScope products. The LoPro MAC S3 and MAC S4 blades offer a streamlined Macintosh-style design with the added benefits of video laryngoscopy.
“The new Single-Use LoPro and MAC blades are our thinnest single-use designs ever,” said Tim Shauf, Vice President & General Manager of the Respiratory & Surgical Solutions business group at Verathon. “In addition to adding versatility for more patients and airways, they’re fully disposable and designed to help reduce cross-contamination in busy clinical settings.”
GlideScope video laryngoscopes are designed to provide a consistently clear real-time view of the airway and endotracheal tube placement, enabling quick intubation in a wide variety of clinical settings.
The Single-Use blades are constructed of medical grade plastic, with an integrated camera and light source that is completely disposable.
Verathon is a global medical device company focused on supporting customers by being their trusted partner, delivering high-quality products that endure over time and ensure clinical and economic utility. Two areas where Verathon has significantly impacted patient care, and become the market leader in each, are bladder volume measurement and airway management. The company’s BladderScan portable ultrasound and GlideScope video laryngoscopy systems effectively address unmet needs for healthcare providers and meaningfully raise the standard of care for patients. Verathon, a subsidiary of Roper Technologies, is headquartered in Bothell, Washington, and has international subsidiaries in Canada, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit www.verathon.com.
About Roper Technologies
Roper Technologies is a diversified technology company and is a constituent of the S&P 500, Fortune 1000, and the Russell 1000 indices. Roper provides engineered products and solutions for global niche markets, including software information networks, medical, water, energy, and transportation. Additional information about Roper is available on the company’s website at www.ropertech.com.
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