Manually pre-cleaning flexible endoscopes is key
to ensuring reliable reprocessing as an end result.
Even with magnification, visual assessment of the manual pre-cleaning results is insufficient to detect microorganisms.
As such, PENTAX Medical provides a verified and validated solution to improve confidence in manual pre-cleaning, with the new PROfILE single-use cleaning brushes.
In combination with PENTAX Medical endoscopes, the PROfILE single-use cleaning brushes were tested against residual soil and compared against the performance of legacy brushes. Through an authorized statistical test method, the internal validation proved both brushes to have a similar performance.
PROfILE single-use cleaning brushes were made to meet the high-quality standards of PENTAX Medical engineering. Extensive internal tests have proven that they are the best possible fit to ensure proper hygiene results, with no impairment to the endoscope, across all types.
How clean is clean enough? This was the leading question of PENTAX Medical engineers when deciding upon the validation criteria for hygienic efficacy of the PROfILE single-use cleaning brushes. In order to follow established standards, PENTAX Medical validated against the requirements of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI)¹.
|Hemoglobin [ <2.2 μ g/cm²]||Protein [ <6.4 μ g/cm²]||Carbohydrate [ <1.8 μ g/cm²]|
Test example: Residual of three markers at scope’s distal end after third cleaning cycle, complying with AAMI requirements.
¹ AAMI TIR30:2011 – Hemoglobin < 2.2µg/cm², Protein < 6.4µg/cm², Carbohydrate < 1.8µg/cm² (AAMI standards are not applicable for Europe.)
|Item Code||Model||Length [mm]||Outer Diameter [ø mm]||Compatible Channel I.D. [ø mm]||Working Length [mm]||Gastro-
|Urology||ENT & Speech||Intubation|
|Long Channel brushes|
|300600||1,020||2||1.15 - 1.5||Up to 720||•||•||•||•|
|300601||3,720||2||1.15 - 1.5||Up to 3,420||•|
|300602||2,220||3||1.72 - 2.4||Up to 1,920||•|
|300603||1,020||4||1.8 - 3.2||Up to 720||•||•||•||•|
|300604||310||5,5||2.7 - 4.8||N/A||•||•||•||•|
|300605||2,420||5,5||2.7 - 4.8||Up to 2,120||•|
|300606||3,020||5,5||2.7 - 4.8||Up to 2,720||•|
|Short inlet seal brushes|
|300607||N/A||6 - 14||N/A||N/A||•||•||•||•|
|300608||N/A||6 - 15||N/A||N/A||•|
PROfILE single-use cleaning brushes are designed to fit your PENTAX Medical endoscope. Use your endoscope‘s name to find the right brushes: