US Endoscopy announces full market release of the AquaShield™ water bottle system for CO2 users

Mentor, Ohio — January 29, 2013 — US Endoscopy, a world leader in endoscopy device design and manufacturing, is proud to announce the release of the AquaShield™ water bottle system for CO2 delivery systems. This new line item joins the existing disposable AquaShield™ system product family which is used in conjunction with the endoscope’s air / water function to clean the lens.

“The AquaShield™ system continues to be a convenient alternative to reusable water bottle systems,” says Gulam Khan, US Endoscopy President. “The new CO2 system accommodates our Customers using CO2 insufflation and offers the same benefits of reducing the risk of contamination with a disposable option.” 

The Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (SGNA) recently issued a position statement clarifying the reprocessing of water bottles used during endoscopy. If water bottles are not reprocessed appropriately they carry a risk for cross contamination. The disposable AquaShield™ water bottle system is a 24-hour use system that saves time associated with reprocessing and promotes patient safety.

About US Endoscopy
US Endoscopy, a subsidiary of STERIS Corporation, is a world leader in endoscopy device design and manufacturing, serving the U.S. and international gastrointestinal endoscopy markets.  By listening and delivering solutions in the field of endoscopy, our unique lines of devices provide better, more enhanced product options for GI clinicians.  A significant and growing portion of sales are from endoscopic devices created by the company's new product development team with the guidance and direction of luminary physicians and nurses worldwide. 

About STERIS Corporation
The mission of STERIS Corporation is to provide a healthier today and safer tomorrow through knowledgeable people and innovative infection prevention, decontamination and health science technologies, products and services. The Company has approximately 6,000 dedicated employees around the world working together to supply a broad array of solutions by offering a combination of equipment, consumables and services to healthcare, pharmaceutical, industrial and government Customers. The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol STE. For more information, visit

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