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Germany to start registering single-use scopes – Ambu to take advantage

German health authorities will register procedures involving single-use duodenoscopes in the future. This can generate important data for manufacturers like Ambu which can be used to convince more buyers to replace reusable scopes with single-use equipment, according to the Danish medtech firm.

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In the future German medical practitioners can register whether a single-use duodenoscope or the traditional reusable duodenoscope was applied when performing a procedure on a patient.

This is because the German health authority, the federal institute for drugs and medical devices (Bundesinstitut für Arzneimittel und Medizinprodukte, BfArM, -ed.) has established a procedure in the country's hospital systems registering the use of single-use duodenoscopes. This detail with create specific knowledge concerning potential procedural differences between reusable and single-use duodenoscopes in the hospital system, and Ambu's CEO Juan Jose Gonzalez looks forward to seeing the coming data.

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