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KARL STORZ announces change in gastroenterology division strategy by the end of the year


Dear business partners,

We see ourselves as a reliable partner with the highest quality requirements for our products and services. This claim remains our essential credo. Due to the greatly increased administrative requirements for the market approval of medical devices – particularly as a result of the new MDR Regulation in the European Union, but also in other approval areas – we have decided, with regard to a future-oriented focus, to change our business segment strategy in gastroenterology as of January 2023 and to phase out related products in the field of human medicine.

We would like to inform you immediately about this development and explain further background information. The flood of regulations already mentioned above has resulted in an above-average utilization of our resources in all areas of the company. Therefore, a clear focus is necessary to continue meeting our high standards of quality, service, and customer satisfaction seamlessly in all product areas. Moreover, it’s the basis to be able to invest in the innovative development of new technologies at the same time.

What does this step mean for you in concrete terms? You can continue to purchase our gastroenterology product portfolio until December 31, 2022 – after which we will discontinue sales. We will maintain our repair service for another five years and offer it until December 31, 2027. Products for veterinary supply in gastroenterology remain unaffected and will be offered as usual.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to directly contact your well-known contact persons from KARL STORZ at any time. In addition, we offer you the possibility to submit your questions via the following link until June 30, 2022: https://forms.office.com/r/1cVhu91azZ

We look forward to continuing our partnership with you.

The range of products available for gastroenterology combines groundbreaking and innovative technologies on the basis of experience from numerous specialties to ensure precise, safe, and easy clinical application.

From mobile compact solutions to high-end video endoscopic systems in HD quality through to individual documentation solutions for the clinic and practice, the portfolio offers a product range that meets all market demands.

The SILVER SCOPE® Series in particular combines advanced technology, ergonomics, and durability to create a video endoscope that sets new standards. The control unit’s elegant design supports the instrument’s high tech character.

In addition to pure white light endoscopy, the IMAGE1 S-Technologies provide display options in other defined spectral ranges and hence offer innovative new visualization options for diagnostics.

Our unlimited service for flexible endoscopes ensures smooth and safe work.

Highlights

The KARL STORZ SILVER SCOPE® Series

The KARL STORZ SILVER SCOPE® series offers three variants that covers the most common applications in the upper gastrointestinal tract:
Firstly, the standard gastroscope for the daily routine; secondly, the medium gastroscope with a greatly reduced outer diameter for routine examinations as well as stenoses and pediatric use; thirdly, an interventional dual-channel gastroscope for more demanding interventions, heavy bleeding and emergency gastroscopy. 
The innovative duodenoscope has been enhanced with regard to hygiene aspects and now includes a sterile single-use Albarran module (HYDOME® system). 
In the field of colonoscopy, KARL STORZ offers a selection of lengths – from the 40 cm rectoscope to the sigmoidoscope and standard lengths. The graduated rigidity and progressive insertion characteristics of the colonoscope insertion tube ensure optimal advancement. 

All endoscopes of the SILVER SCOPE® series offer the following characteristics:

  • Three innovative visualization technologies for easy tissue differentiation:

    – CLARA: Homogeneous illumination
    – CHROMA: Contrast enhancement
    – SPECTRA*: Spectral color shift and color exchange

  • Homogeneous image brightness
  • LED illumination and air or CO2 insufflation included with the CO2MBI® LED light source
  • Nine functions on three individually programmable function keys
  • Deflection up to 210° with a small bending radius for gastroscopes as well as colonoscopes
  • Full upward and downward compatibility with KARL STORZ video processors  and light sources
  • The modular system of the IMAGE1 S™ platform allows interdisciplinary work


* SPECTRA: Not for sale in the U.S.

SILVER SCOPE® Gastroscopes

The flexible routine gastroscope

  • The routine gastroscope is a reliable instrument for everyday use in gastroenterology. The 2.8 mm working channel allows the use of all instruments for diagnosis and intervention. 
  • Excellent deflection up to 210°

The medium gastroscope for standard and pediatric use and in case of stenosis

  • Elegant 7.8 mm outer diameter with 2.8 mm working channel
  • Also suitable for pediatric applications
  • Excellent deflection up to 210°

Interventional Gastroscope with Two Working/Suction Channels

  • For interventional and emergency gastroscopy
  • Two working channels, 2.8 mm and 3.8 mm in diameter
  • Additional water jet channel that is accessible for brush cleaning
  • Simultaneous working and suction
  • Complex procedures can be performed with two instruments simultaneously and simultaneous suction through both channels is possible

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