US Endoscopy announces full market release of the BioGuard® air/water & suction valves

Mentor, Ohio — December 6, 2016 — US Endoscopy, a world leader in endoscopy device design and manufacturing, is proud to announce the release of the BioGuard® air/water and suction valves. The new BioGuard® valves are designed to be attached to an Olympus® GI endoscope to control the air/water and suction functions.

The BioGuard® air/water and suction valves are single-use, offering an alternative option to manual reprocessing and minimizing cross-contamination risks between patients. One set of valves is used per procedure, and then discarded – providing consistent performance as well as prevention of tracking errors in the event of an infection outbreak.  

“Listening to the needs of our Customers and delivering new product solutions that improve patient care is our focus”, says Tony Siracusa, Vice President and General Manager of US Endoscopy. “The BioGuard® air/water and suction valves are another example of how we are addressing requests to broaden our care and cleaning portfolio, as well as offering additional options to support infection control efforts.”

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

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