Single-use endoscopy solutions for urology procedures
Ambu is the largest and most experienced supplier of innovative single-use endoscopes in the world. We will build on our offering with more quality single-use endoscopy solutions for urology in the near future.
Results indicate market-readiness for single-use cystoscopes
Urologists and procurement managers worldwide willing to adopt
A total of 415 urologists and procurement managers in France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, the UK, and the US indicated that they were willing to convert to single-use cystoscopes for almost half of their procedures.
Survey respondents showed willingness to convert to single-use cystoscopes for 44.5% of their cystoscopy procedures.
What are the main drivers for single-use adoption?
Statistical analysis of the survey responses indicated that respondents who anticipated a significantly higher conversion rate tended to be those who currently experience issues that single-use cystoscopes would address.
Market drivers – single-use benefits include:
- Continuous availability
See the detailed results
The original research paper entitled, Market Readiness for Single-Use Cystoscopes According to Urologists and Procurement Managers Worldwide, was published in Research and Reports in Urology (2021: 13).
A straightforward procedure with the aScope 4 Cysto solution
The single-use aScope 4 Cysto solution is easy to take with you – wherever and whenever you need it. The cystoscope and Ambu® aView™ 2 Advance monitor are lightweight, portable and simple to set up. You can place the HD monitor in a convenient position, take images and videos, and go over the results later with the patient or colleagues.
When you combine the new single-use Ambu aScope 4 Cysto with the portable 12.8” HD Ambu aView 2 Advance monitor, you get clear and sharp imaging every time. Because the cystoscope is single-use, there is no wear and no degradation of image quality.
Facts and numbers
FDA news release on infections associated with reusable urological endoscopes
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating numerous medical device reports (MDRs) describing patient infections and other possible contamination issues possibly associated with reprocessed urological endoscopes.
What do urologists think of aScope™ 4 Cysto?
Initial physician evaluations highly positive
aScopeTM 4 Cysto was adopted by over 100 hospitals across the US in less than 150 days since its release in March. We asked 31 urologists at 12 of those sites to evaluate our new single-use cystoscope after performing procedures.
This report summarizes clinicians’ highly positive evaluations of:
- Overall scope and monitor performance
- Image quality
- Bending capability
The rapid acceptance and promising initial clinical evaluations suggest significant benefits for adopters of this single-use cystoscopy solution.
See short videos in which urologists perform procedures with the single-use aScope 4 Cysto endoscope.
Scientific conference posters
These non-peer reviewed posters, created by Ambu and distributed at EUGA 2020, offer a quick overview of urologists concerns when it comes to reusable cystoscopes, and how they feel about the single-use alternative.
The first three posters above are based on a survey conducted among 105 urologists divided evenly in the UK, Germany and France. Poster 4 surveyed 53 Japanese urologists. They were a part of the program at EUGA 2020 and UAA 2020.
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About Ambu solutions for urology
Ambu is the world's largest supplier of single-use endoscopy solutions. Our solutions for urology offer:
- Consistent quality because you get a brand-new endoscope for every procedure
- A solution that is always available and easy to transport
- A way to eliminate the need for reprocessing, costly repairs and the risk of cross-contamination