DRYING AND STORAGE
PlasmaTYPHOON™+ and PlasmaBAG™ system
Boosting endoscope reprocessing
and storage to enhance patient safety
and hospital efficiency
The fastest endoscope drying and storage solution, ever
The PlasmaTYPHOON+ is a fast drying and storage unit for endoscopes. It works together with the PlasmaBAG, a single-use bag for active storage using plasma technology. The PlasmaBAG offers safe storage for up to 31 days.1)
Ask your reprocessing staff: The PlasmaTYPHOON+ and PlasmaBAG system dries and stores endoscopes faster than any other system, ever.
- Ultra-fast and complete drying
in just 1-3 minutes2)
- Ultra-fast storage
in just 5 seconds2)
Learn more about the origin of PlasmaTYPHOON+ and the PlasmaBAG here:About PlasmaBiotics
PlasmaTYPHOON+ and PlasmaBAG System
Small dimensions – unlimited capacity
The PlasmaTYPHOON+ and PlasmaBAG system boosts your endoscope reprocessing to enhance patient safety and hospital efficiency:
- PlasmaTYPHOON+ for complete drying in just 1 to 3 minutes2)
- Barcode scanner or RFID scanner to identify endoscopes efficiently
- Airgun for external endoscope surface drying
- Label printer for full traceability
- PlasmaBAG offers safe storage for up to 31 days1)
Reduces drying times from hours to minutes
A specific airflow process ensures each individual endoscope channel is perfectly dried:
2 TURBULENT FLOW OF HEATED AIR
Makes reprocessing procedures easier and safer
Handling is optimised to make daily routines simpler:
- Intuitive software guides procedure flow on a touch screen interface
- Visual guidance and colour-coded tubing improve process flow
- Automatic validation with integrated alarms
- Full traceability with both printed and digital audit-ready data-records
- Connection to hospital network and data management systems enables drying and storage cycles to be linked to patient data
Safe, mobile and space saving storage
PlasmaBAG offers you safe and active endoscope storage with many benefits:
- Prevents infection risks upon storage and transportation
- Maintains disinfected state of endoscopes upon storage for up to 31 days1)
- Labelled for traceability and safety check support
- Certified sustainability made with 80% recycled Polyethylene, holding the German eco label 'Blue Angel' (PlasmaBAG ECO)
- Allows safe transportation of endoscopes from centralised reprocessing centers to satellite locations
- Space saving storage of ready-to-use endoscopes with no restriction on the number able to be stored
- Ensuring endoscopes are available anytime, anywhere
Sustaining the disinfected state with plasma
After the completely dried endoscope has been placed in the PlasmaBAG, the bag is insufflated with plasma containing ozone molecules. In conjunction with complete drying, the active storage environment in the PlasmaBAG ensures the disinfected state of the endoscope is maintained for up to 31 days1).
PlasmaBAG and PlasmaBAG ECO
Caring for environment
PENTAX Medical aims to support the UN Sustainability Development Goals. PlasmaBAG is one example of our continuous journey to sustainability:
PlasmaBAG ECO, the latest generation of PlasmaBAG, is produced with 80% recycled Polyethylene, holding the German eco label 'Blue Angel'.
PlasmaTYPHOON+ and PlasmaBAG System
Supports every department in your hospital or clinic
The system fulfills your departments’ needs and can help you to increase hospital efficiency and productivity. With the PlasmaBAG ECO it offers physicians, nurses, reprocessing staff and hospital staff a solution that supports reaching your sustainability goals as well:
EMERGENCY ROOM AND ICU
Immediate access to ready-to-use endoscopes thanks to unlimited drying capacity and storage for up to 31 days1)
Reduced waiting times between procedures thanks to improved endoscope turn-around time and no need to reprocess endoscopes again after storage
Efficient workflows with seamless and fully traceable processes. Contribution to the sustainability goals using endoscope storage bags made of recycled material.
Risk free transport between centralised reprocessing center and satellite locations such as Pulmonology, Cardiology, Urology, etc.
Saving cost, space and time whilst increasing productivity. Achieving hospital's sustainability goals using PlasmaBAG ECO solution.
PlasmaTYPHOON+ and PlasmaBAG System
Ultra-fast drying and storage times
The system is fully compatible with all major endoscope brands.
|Endoscopic devices||Cycle time Channel Drying||Cycle time Storage|
|Ureteroscope, cystoscope||1 min||5s|
|Bronchoscope, ultrasound bronchoscope (EBUS), nasolaryngoscope||1 min 30 s||5s|
|Gastroscope, duodenoscope, enteroscope, colonoscope||2 min 30 s||5s|
|Gastrointestinal ultrasound endoscope (EUS)||3 min||5s|
|Endoscopes without channels and transeophageal (TEE/TOE) ultrasound probes||-||5s|
What experts say about the system
The PlasmaTYPHOON+ is the perfect compact solution for us, contributing to an overall reduction in time, cost and space needed. Being able to store the endoscope in the PlasmaBAG for up to 31 days, the endoscope is ready to use for our patients at any time.
Since we have had the PlasmaTYPHOON+ and PlasmaBAG system, we have not only improved our reprocessing efficiency but also the hospital efficiency. With the improved endoscope turnover, we are able to reduce waiting times between procedures and therefore schedule more patient procedures.
With PlasmaTYPHOON+ and PlasmaBAG, we can guarantee the safety of each patient in bronchoscopy. The PlasmaTYPHOON+ completely dries the scope and the PlasmaBAG provides a safe environment for endoscope storage and transport after reprocessing.
Fast and efficient endoscope drying, contamination proof storage as well as documented evaluation are very important to us. PlasmaTYPHOON+ meets all these requirements. A high hygiene standard brings safety for our patients – and peace of mind for us!
The system of PlasmaTYPHOON+ and PlasmaBAG gives us confidence to reduce the risk of infection for our patients. We are now able to transport the endoscope in the PlasmaBAG from the reprocessing room to endoscopy suite without risk of recontamination.
Why endscope drying is so important
Research and studies prove that drying is an essential part of endoscope hygiene, to minimise the risk of infection. See what makes it so critical for patient health and safety:
»Endoscope drying has been described as one of the most important steps in limiting bacterial proliferation and the risk of contamination during endoscope storage.«
Source: Saliou P, Baron R. Outbreaks linked to duodenoscopes: microbiological control should be improved. Endoscopy 2015; 47(11): 1058).
»The importance of this critical step in endoscope reprocessing should not be understated.«
Source: B. Perumpail et al. / American Journal of Infection Control 00 (2019) 1−7. Endoscope reprocessing: Comparison of drying effectiveness and microbial levels with an automated drying and storage cabinet with forced filtered air and a standard storage cabinet.
»Proper drying has taken a renewed importance in the context of endoscope-related infections.«
Source: American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Infection Control Summit: updates, challenges, and the future of infection control in GI endoscopy. Prepared by: Lukejohn W. Day, Karl Kwok, Kavel Visrodia, Bret T. Petersen. August 2020 GIE.
»Before storage, thorough drying of endoscopes is necessary to prevent the growth of waterborne microorganisms.«
Source: European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Guideline
Beilenhoff U, Neumann CS, Rey JF, et al. ESGE-ESGENA guideline: Cleaning and disinfection in gastrointestinal endoscopy, Update 2008. Endoscopy. 2008;(40):939-957.
The original revolution
When we introduced PlasmaTYPHOON, it was a revolutionary way to think channel drying new. It significantly reduced endoscope reprocessing cycle times and minimized the risk of bacterial contamination. The highly effective drying mechanism for the endoscopic channels offered an innovative way of drying for most current endoscope reprocessing protocols.
This was acknowledged in 2017, when PlasmaBiotics was awarded the first prize at the Innovative Medical Companies Awards by the Alliance for Biologic and Medical Engineering.
2022 we launched the next generation of PlamaTYPHOON, the PlasmaTYPHOON+, which improved all aspects of the original concept and was able to save even more time in reprocessing.Learn more about PlasmaTYPHOON+
Download the white paper “Safe drying and storage of flexible endoscopes through a new innovative technology”.
Customer Testimonial CHU Nantes, France
Prof. Didier Lepelletier, Professor and Head of the Hygiene Department, and Madame Bodet, Chief Nurse, at the University Hospital of Nantes, share their experiences with the PlasmaTYPHOON and PlasmaBAG system.
PlasmaTYPHOON and PlasmaBAG System
PENTAX Medical presents the PlasmaTYPHOON and PlasmaBAG system during the ESGE Days 2019 in Prague.
PlasmaTYPHOON+ and PlasmaBAG system
The PlasmaTYPHOON+ and the PlasmaBAG have been thoroughly tested by Eurofins Biotech Germande Laboratory having Cofrac accreditation. The system is certified to comply with the EN 16442 standard for drying and storage of flexible endoscopes, contributing to improved hygiene and patient safety.
1) Validated for up to 744 storage hours (31 days) according to NF EN 16442 norm. The maximum storage time may be subject to local regulations on endoscope storage.
2) See technical data table above
3) Equivalent trees and compensated volume of carbon according to calculation of L.E.S.S. FRANCE
4) Until 2021, Project Togo has planted more than 1,500,000 new trees in total, binding approx. 400,000 tons of atmospheric carbon annually. www.natureoffice.com/en/carbon-offset-projects/project-togo
PlasmaTYPHOON and PlasmaBAG are registered trademarks of PlasmaBiotics SA.