US Endoscopy announces full market release of the BioGuard® air/water & suction valves 3 and 4-piece kits

Mentor, Ohio — February 23, 2017 — US Endoscopy, a world leader in endoscopy device design and manufacturing, is proud to announce the release of the BioGuard® air/water & suction valves 3 and 4-piece kits. The new kit options join the BioGuard® air/water & suction valves 2-piece kit (for Olympus® endoscopes*) and now include the single-use BioShield® biopsy valve and Torrent® scope connector.

The BioGuard® air/water and suction valve kits offer Customers an alternative option to manual reprocessing and minimize cross-contamination risks between patients. One kit is used per procedure, and then discarded – helping to support patient safety and offering an easier way to follow established infection control guidelines. 

“As a leader in care and cleaning solutions, US Endoscopy understands the importance of ensuring patient safety and remains committed to broadening our portfolio,” says Tony Siracusa, Vice President and General Manager of US Endoscopy. “Offering our disposable accessories in three convenient kits is the next step in our effort to support infection control practices and provide our Customers with the peace of mind they are looking for.” 

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.  For more information, visit

About STERIS Corporation
The mission of STERIS Corporation is to help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe. For more information, visit

*Compatible with Olympus GI endoscopes – excluding EUS echoendoscopes that utilize a balloon channel.

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